Polycythemia Vera

A Patient's Guide to Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

A Patient's Guide to Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews common symptoms associated with polycythemia vera (PV) and how a patient may address them, along with an overview of more serious symptoms that require medical attention.

Arthritis Medication Shows Potential in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

Arthritis Medication Shows Potential in the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera

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Methotrexate, a medication used commonly in the treatment of arthritis, shows promise as a treatment for polycythemia vera, a blood cancer classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm.

First Case of Dermatomyositis Associated with Secondary Myelofibrosis Following Polycythemia Vera

First Case of Dermatomyositis Associated with Secondary Myelofibrosis Following Polycythemia Vera

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A male patient with a history of polycythemia vera that converted to myelofibrosis becomes a first known case of dermatomyositis associated with secondary myelofibrosis.

Unexplained Leukocytosis, Thrombocytosis in MPN Warrants Evaluation for CML

Unexplained Leukocytosis, Thrombocytosis in MPN Warrants Evaluation for CML

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A chart review reveals 3 cases of CML developing in patients with diagnoses of ET and PV.

New Predisposition Genes for Familial Polycythemia Vera Are Identified

New Predisposition Genes for Familial Polycythemia Vera Are Identified

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Predisposition genes for familial polycythemia vera were identified via exome sequencing in a Finnish family with 4 patients.

Continued Hydroxyurea vs Switching to Ruxolitinib for Polycythemia Vera

Continued Hydroxyurea vs Switching to Ruxolitinib for Polycythemia Vera

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Ruxolitinib is proven superior to best available therapy for polycythemia vera with inadequate response or intolerance of hydroxyurea. This study evaluates the impact of continued hydroxyurea vs switching to ruxolitinib on disease-related symptom burden.

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Women With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Appear to Have Successful Pregnancies

Evidence suggests that women with myeloproliferative neoplasms have a higher risk of maternal and fetal complications. In this data analysis, researchers evaluated outcomes for pregnant women with essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia, or myelofibrosis and their infants.

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

This fact examines the possible causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments associated with polycythemia vera.

Hydroxyurea May Improve Kidney Function in PV-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome

Hydroxyurea May Improve Kidney Function in PV-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome

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The clinical course of a patient with polycythemia vera and proteinuria whose biopsy lead to a diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is described.

Patients With MPNs, Physicians View Treatment Goals Differently

Patients With MPNs, Physicians View Treatment Goals Differently

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Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, such as polycythemia vera and myelofibrosis, and their physicians frequently view the assessment of disease prognosis, disease burden, and treatment goals differently.

Ruxolitinib Effective as Long-term Treatment Option for Polycythemia Vera

Ruxolitinib Effective as Long-term Treatment Option for Polycythemia Vera

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Ruxolitinib is an effective long-term treatment option for patients with polycythemia resistant or intolerant to hydroxyurea, according to a study presented at the 2016 European Hematology Association Congress.

Ruxolitinib: A Targeted Treatment Option for Patients with Polycythemia Vera

Ruxolitinib: A Targeted Treatment Option for Patients with Polycythemia Vera

[Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research provides a summary of the pathobiology of polycythemia vera, and examines challenges associated with traditional PV treatment options and the clinical data for ruxolitinib.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Hearing Loss in Polycythemia Vera

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Hearing Loss in Polycythemia Vera

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High platelet counts and hemoglobin/hematocrit levels may be associated with hearing loss in patients with polycythemia vera.

High Symptom Burden With Polycythemia Vera Linked to QoL Impairment

High Symptom Burden With Polycythemia Vera Linked to QoL Impairment

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Patients with polycythemia vera enrolled in the REVEAL trial have high symptom burden resulting in substantial physical and emotional quality of life impairment and notable work productivity loss.

Study Assesses Risk of Secondary AML in Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Study Assesses Risk of Secondary AML in Patients With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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Among patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, men with primary myelofibrosis diagnosed after 2006 are at the highest risk of developing secondary acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

FDA Approves Ruxolitinib for Polycythemia Vera

FDA Approves Ruxolitinib for Polycythemia Vera

Drug is approved for patients who cannot tolerate or have an inadequate response to other meds.

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