MDS expert, Dr Stephen Nimer, provides an overview of how myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are classified. He describes the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), and the revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R), and the World Health Organization (WHO) classification system. Each is described in the video in detail. The classifications help doctors plan treatment and predict a patient’s prognosis.
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