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An American Perspective

Professors James N. George MD of Oklahoma and and George R. Buchanan MD of Dallas write a regular column in the ITP Support Association newsletter giving us an 'American Perspective' of ITP.


Professor George R. Buchanan MD

Professor James N. George MD

These articles are available as downloads free of charge, but your donation would be much appreciated

1 The History of ITP
2 What is a Platelet
3 How is ITP Diagnosed
4 How Many Platelets are Enough
5 Splenectomy in ITP: Immediate and Long-Term Complications
6 Increased Respectability of the “Non-interventionist” Approach
7 Activity Restrictions in Children With ITP
8 ITP in Pregnancy
9 Can I Die from ITP
10 Drug Induced Thrombocytopenia- Another Look
11 Alternative Treatments for ITP
12 What to do for new ITP C
13 Surgery in the Patient with ITP
14 Are Herbal Remedies Safe
15 Use of Steroids in Persons With ITP – A Boon and a Bane
16 IVIG:- Intravenous Immunoglobulin ITP; The Good News – and the Bad News
17 Anti-D:- Intravenous Anti-D: Another Treatment for ITP
18 Chronic ITP: Should a Persistent Low Platelet Count be Considered a Disease,
19 Platelet Counts: How Are They Done and How Useful Are They?
20 ITP, Sports & Sport Injuries
21 Treatment Options After Failure of Steroids and Splenectomy.
22 ITP in the Elderly
23 Rituximab for ITP
25 Viruses and Childhood ITP
26 Treating ITP by Increasing Platelet Production
27 What Happens to Adults with ITP
28 ITP and "Cure"

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