Most popular ITP Books, Blogs and Articles for 2016

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Top 5 most popular articles of 2016 from ITP and Me.  

  1. THE QUESTIONS YOUR FRIENDS ARE TOO SCARED TO ASK
  2. THE SEVEN STAGES OF ITP
  3. LIFE EXPECTANCY
  4. YOUR STORIES
  5. PREGNANCY and ITP
  6. A BEGINNERS GUIDE to ITP

Most Shared ITP Articles for 2016

  1. The top articles was actually about ITP in Dogs FDA APPROVAL OF PROMACTA for ITP patients in America –
  2. Breast Milk AS A REASON FOR Persistent Thrombocytopenia in newborns.
  3. Results FROM THIS TRIAL were also widely read.
  4. Quality of Life Study in CHILDREN WITH ITP in America.

The Top Five Books About ITP Sold in 2016

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I am very proud to be right at the top of this list! How To Heal a Bruise was released in 2015 when I was pregnant with my son. It was a labor of love to everyone with ITP. 
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2. A Simple Guide to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

Treatment and related Diseases, A Simple Guide.
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3. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia by The ITP Review

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4. Wish By Spirit by Joan Young

A Journey of recovery and healing from an autoimmune blood disease.

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5. Hematology in Clinical Practice by Robert Hillman and Kenneth Ault

A medical test book in it’s fifth edition.

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

3 thoughts on “Most popular ITP Books, Blogs and Articles for 2016

  1. laugesen@cogeco.ca'
    Jean says:

    February 22, 2017
    I was diagnosed with ITP in January, 1990 shortly after my 52nd birthday. At the time I was on HRT which caused monthly bleeding, this time though, the bleeding didn’t cease and my gynaecologist performed a D and C, quite common in those days but under the circumstances, could easily have cost me my life. I had also developed tiny red spots, particularly on my legs which I later found out were petaechia. When I finally started spitting up blood one day, I knew that something was drastically wrong and went to a Walk In Clinic – (I live in Canada) where lab tests were performed. Later that day, I was admitted to hospital. Over the following few days I received 24 units of platelets, my blood type is B Negative so they had to be rounded up from out of town…. I was also put on very high doses of Prednisone. This continued for several months until things stabilised and I was tapered off the Prednisone. My haematologist then agreed to my going ahead with a planned trip to Europe. However, while visiting in Denmark, bruising occurred on my body and. I was admitted to a Copenhagen hospital and received a couple more units of platelets, I was also put back on Prednisone. After returning to Canada I continued on Prednisone until early October when a splenectomy was performed. Success – for me it worked! I am now 78 years of age and the only precautions I take are in getting a Pneumovax shot every 5 years, avoiding infections wherever possible – and generally leading as healthy a lifestyle as possible. The downside is that in the last few years, severe osteoporosis has set in. This is blamed on the heavy amounts of Prednisone I took for several months. I realise that treatments have changed drastically over the intervening years, but thought that there may be some of you out there who might be interested in my ITP story from the 90s…

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