New perspectives in managing myeloproliferative disorders: focus on the patient

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Abstract

Risk stratification is the basis for treatment decisions in the chronic myeloproliferative disorders, and in addition to the three established risk factors of previous thrombosis, age and platelets >1500 × 109, cardiovascular risk factors should be addressed. In addition, premorbidity with regard to possible side effects of platelet-reducing drugs as well as the impact on quality of life of such side effects should be considered. The near-to-normal life expectancy and long term nature of treatment also makes it necessary to consider the potential leukaemogenic effects of some cytostatic drugs.

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