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So it’s been a quiet little week at our house. No news, nothing is bothering me. It has been a strange empty week where I found myself reading articles I had put aside to read months ago.
Many of them where detailed breakdowns of microscopic bodily functions. a few others where dense incomprehensible nonsense, and then I found this… ‘Impact of CHRONIC IMMUNE Thrombocytopenic Purpura on health related quality of life.’ These are the results from a collection of studies and focus groups from 2008…
While the paper acknowledges that platelet counts are of the utmost importance to patients and treating doctors, as they are often the only indication used to measure the success of the treatments, this paper attempts to discuss the symptoms which are not always considered. This paper asks the question, ‘What of your quality of life?’
Yes it’s a little old, (what ITP research isn’t?) The paper is from 2008. Can you believe that is 7 years ago? A life time ago in terms of medical research. Below are stolen chunks of the literature, the results of the survey and study.