International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 7–15

Guidelines for treating iron overload in myelodysplastic syndromes: a Taiwan consensus statement

  • Bor-Sheng Ko
  • Cheng-Shyong Chang
  • Ming-Chih Chang
  • Tsai Yun Chen
  • Tzeon-Jye Chiou
  • Chang-Fang Chiu
  • Wen-Li Huang
  • Woei-Yau Kao
  • Yii-Jenq Lan
  • Shen-Fung Lin
  • Tran-Der Tan
  • Jih-Luh Tang
  • Cheng-Hwai Tzeng
  • Po-Nan Wang
  • Su-Pen Yet
  • Hwei-Fang Tien
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DOI: 10.1007/s12185-014-1607-x

Cite this article as:
Ko, BS., Chang, CS., Chang, MC. et al. Int J Hematol (2014) 100: 7. doi:10.1007/s12185-014-1607-x
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Abstract

Iron overload is common in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients, and an accumulation of evidence shows that iron chelation may have benefits in these patients. However, discussion and consensus about iron chelation therapy (ICT) for MDS patients is lacking in Taiwan and other Southeast Asian countries. An Expert Panel in Taiwan was organized in 2011 to develop iron overload guidelines and provide a uniform reference for physicians treating MDS patients with iron overload, with specific regard to when to initiate ICT, in which patients, and the clinical and scientific rationale behind its use.

Keywords

Guidelines Taiwan MDS ICT Iron overload Ferritin 

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bor-Sheng Ko
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cheng-Shyong Chang
    • 3
  • Ming-Chih Chang
    • 4
  • Tsai Yun Chen
    • 5
  • Tzeon-Jye Chiou
    • 6
  • Chang-Fang Chiu
    • 7
    • 8
  • Wen-Li Huang
    • 9
  • Woei-Yau Kao
    • 10
  • Yii-Jenq Lan
    • 11
  • Shen-Fung Lin
    • 12
    • 13
  • Tran-Der Tan
    • 14
  • Jih-Luh Tang
    • 1
  • Cheng-Hwai Tzeng
    • 15
  • Po-Nan Wang
    • 16
  • Su-Pen Yet
    • 8
  • Hwei-Fang Tien
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Hematology, Department of Internal MedicineNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Institute of Systemic and Cellular MedicineNational Health Research InstituteMiaoliTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineChanghua Christian HospitalChanghuaTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Hematology-OncologyMackay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medical CollegeTaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal MedicineCollege of Medicine, National Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  6. 6.Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of MedicineTaipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University School of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  7. 7.Cancer CenterChina Medical University HospitalTaichungTaiwan
  8. 8.Department of MedicineSchool of Medicine, China Medical UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  9. 9.Division of Hematology/OncologyTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  10. 10.Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal MedicineBuddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital Taipei BranchNew Taipei CityTaiwan
  11. 11.Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal MedicineChang Gung Memorial Hospital-KeelungKeelungTaiwan
  12. 12.Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal MedicineKaohsiung Medical UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  13. 13.Department of Internal MedicineCollege of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  14. 14.Hematology and Medical OncologyKoo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer CenterTaipeiTaiwan
  15. 15.Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of MedicineTaipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University School of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  16. 16.Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal MedicineChang Gung Memorial Hospital-LinkouTaoyuanTaiwan

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