2008;20(2):191-201, vi. Valenti  and colleagues (2012) stated that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), defined by excessive liver fat deposition related to the metabolic syndrome, is a leading cause of progressive liver disease, for which accurate non-invasive staging systems and effective treatments are still lacking. The 10-year risk of leukemic/fibrotic transformation is less than 1 %/1 % in ET and less than 3 %/10 % in PV. the concentration of Hb level is known to influence the blood viscosity and its decrease always improved rheology in sickle cell disease patients; the mean corpuscular Hb concentration is a critical factor concerning the HbS molecule polymerization in sickle cell disease, and its slight reduction may have an important biological effect. The authors stated that this study had several drawbacks. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases' clinical practice guideline on "Diagnosis and management of hemochromatosis" (Bacon et al, 2011) provided the following recommendations: Barbui and colleagues (2011) presented a review of critical concepts and produced recommendations on the management of Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms, including monitoring, response definition, first- and second-line therapy, and therapy for special issues. background: #5e9732; This Clinical Policy Bulletin contains only a partial, general description of plan or program benefits and does not constitute a contract. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Sfeir HE, Klachko DM. [4] Some countries, states, or districts require that phlebotomists be licensed or registered. Kim and Oh (2016) stated that therapeutic phlebotomy is the preferred treatment for blood disorders in which the removal of RBCs or serum iron is the most efficient method for managing the symptoms and complications. A meta-analysis on pricking blood therapy for migraine. 2001;38(1 Suppl 2):25-28. Hyperferritinemia attributable to iron overload is resolved by therapeutic phlebotomy. This Clinical Policy Bulletin may be updated and therefore is subject to change. Neurophysiological changes were characterized by an increased cortical excitability, including a decrease of motor thresholds and an enhancement of intra-cortical facilitation and cerebello-thalamo-cortical inhibition. The mechanism of this effect is probably multi-factorial: The authors observed these two biological modifications in their patients and suggested that they mediate the clinical effects. Last reviewed May 2015. Accessed November 12, 2002. Aetna considers therapeutic phlebotomy experimental and investigational for the following indications because its effectiveness for these indications has not been established (not an all-inclusive list). [3] The duties of a phlebotomist may include interpreting the tests requested, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives, accurately explaining the procedure to the person, and preparing them accordingly, practicing the required forms of asepsis, practicing standard and universal precautions, restoring hemostasis of the puncture site, giving instructions on post-puncture care, affixing tubes with electronically printed labels, and delivering specimens to a laboratory. This study aims to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of BL for the common cold. Wang WC, Dwan K. Blood transfusion for preventing primary and secondary stroke in people with sickle cell disease. A therapeutic phlebotomy may also be carried out in the treatment of some blood disorders such as chronic hives. Therapeutic phlebotomy is currently indicated for the treatment of hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, sickle cell disease, and NAFLD with hyperferritinemia. Reduction of iron load by venesection seems to be a simple, safe, side-effect-free, and efficient way of preventing and ameliorating to a large extent painful crises in sickle cell disease. Xiong X-J, Wang P-Q, Li S-J. Br J Dermatol. Weight in Kg x 80-100ml. Weisse AB, Moschos CB, Frank MJ, et al. Our team of specialists are here to support you, whether you are visiting us for tests, or coming in for treatment. A patient’s guide to phlebotomy. /*margin-bottom: 43px;*/ Desai TK, Jamil LH, Balasubramaniam M, et al. Sustained viral response was attained in 50/182 (27 %) patients in the phlebotomy plus IFN group, compared to 22/185 (12 %) patients in the IFN group. www.ypas.org.uk support@ypas.org.uk 0151 707 1025 Social media: @YPASLiverpool . The included trials were all published in Chinese and all used comprehensive outcomes, such as response rate, as primary outcomes, lacking for universal, and PROs. These researchers stated that large-scale, multi-center RCTs with proper outcome measurements and long-term follow-up are needed to provide convincing proof. To qualify to sit for an examination, candidates must complete a full phlebotomy course and provide documentation of clinical or laboratory experience. Risk stratification in primary myelofibrosis (PMF) should start with the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) for newly diagnosed patients and dynamic IPSS for patients being seen during their disease course, with the addition of cytogenetics evaluation and transfusion status. Preventive treatment of migraine in adults. A person who performs a phlebotomy is called a phlebotomist, although most doctors, nurses, and other technicians can also carry out a phlebotomy. Last reviewed May 2020. 2019;114(8):1202-1218. For the latest surgery updates: Follow us on Twitter or Visit us on Facebook. Welcome to gastroenterology service. OL OL LI { Target levels of phlebotomy should be a ferritin level of 50 to 100 µg/L. In a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs, these researchers examined the safety and effectiveness of blood-letting therapy for the treatment of chronic urticaria. eMedicine Internal Medicine Topic 1864. Accessed November 12, 2002. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). For patients at high risk for thrombosis (i.e., age of greater than 60, prior thrombosis), we recommend that treatment with phlebotomy be supplemented with the use of a myelosuppressive agent. 2013;138(7):331-336. Presence of extreme thrombocytosis (platelet count greater than 1,000 × 10(9)/L) might be associated with acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) and, therefore, risk of bleeding. Polycythemia vera: Diagnosis and treatment 2002. This trial was stopped early after enrolment and follow-up of 133 children because of analysis showing futility in reaching the composite primary end-point. The haematological management of patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease. eMedicine Internal Medicine Topic 975. For use as adjunctive therapy with interferon for treatment of chronic hepatitis C. removal of 1 unit (450 to 500 ml) of blood weekly until the serum ferritin level is 10 to 20 ug/L, and. London, UK: British Society for Haematology; 2005. In: Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review Book. Vitamin C supplements and iron supplements should be avoided. } Calculation of blood volume for newborns. Monitoring of %DRBC may predict adverse events and aid in evaluating hydroxyurea compliance. Tefferi A. Polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia: 2012 update on diagnosis, risk stratification, and management. Available at: http://author.emedicine.com/PED/topic2528.htm. As a priority, they recommended research among selected genotype one patients unable to tolerate ribavirin. Perloff JK, Marelli AJ, Miner PD. These patients had an Hb level equal to or above 9.5 g/dL. 2002;2(3):330-336. A JAK2 mutation is found in approximately 60 % of patients with ET. Cor pulmonale. Trace elements, heavy metals, most drug levels, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 08:43. The third trial (SWiTCH) was a non-inferiority trial comparing transfusion and iron chelation (standard management) with hydroxyurea and phlebotomy (alternative treatment) with the combination end-point of prevention of stroke recurrence and reduction of iron over-load. However, randomized controlled clinical trials of therapeutic phlebotomy for HCV treatment have not found significant improvements in sustained virologic response with phlebotomy plus interferon (IFN) compared to IFN alone (Fonatana et al, 2000; Di Bisceglie et al, 2000). The Cochrane Risk Assessment Tool was used to assess the methodological quality of trials. Pilot studies suggested that HCV-infected patients with elevated concentrations of iron in the blood and liver are less likely to respond to interferon, and that the response could be enhanced with iron reduction. Searches identified 3 eligible randomized trials (n = 342). A total of 144 hospitalization days were recorded in the 7 patients in the year preceding the treatment. Serum iron and ferritin concentrations are frequently elevated in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. The volume of phlebotomies was 116 to 390 ml/kg/year according to the patients. Hemochromatosis. Markham et al (2003) stated that marked variability is a keynote in the disease course of patients with Hb SC (Hb SC) and hemoglobin S/beta(+)-thalassemia (Hb S/beta(+)-thal), with some patients having a frequency of complications and painful episodes similar to patients with homozygous sickle cell (Hb SS) disease. Dermatol Clin. The comprehensive outcomes, which combine the clinical symptoms, signs, and laboratory examinations as one outcome, were not internationally recognized and could not reflect the characteristics of interventions. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular Hb concentration and serum ferritin were also reduced. maintenance of the serum ferritin level at 50 ug/L or less thereafter by periodic removal of blood. Diagnosis and management of hemochromatosis: 2011 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The authors concluded that these findings indicated that incorporation of serum ferritin level may improve the performance of non-invasive scoring of liver damage in patients with NAFLD, and that iron depletion (most frequently achieved by phlebotomy) still represents an attractive therapeutic target to prevent the progression of liver damage in these patients. This patient no longer requires narcotic analgesics for pain, has resolution of constitutional symptoms, and has not required further hospitalizations for vaso-occlusive pain crises. Swan L, Birnie DH, Hillis WS. J Infus Nurs. Using comprehensive outcomes was also the common problems of most RCTs of traditional Chinese medicine published in Chinese. Omaha, NE: eMedicine.com; updated August 11, 2002. All RCTs on BL or related interventions will be included. 2012;87(3):285-293. 1988;109(5):406-413. Bouchaïr N, Manigne P, Kanfer A, et al. Haematologica. Corticosteroids, androgens, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, and immunomodulators are recommended to treat anemia of PMF, whereas hydroxyurea is the first-line treatment of PMF-associated splenomegaly. 2000;32(1):135-138. Dienstag JL, McHutchison JG. A total of 6 prospective RCTs were identified: all used sustained viral response (SVR) as an endpoint. Omaha, NE: eMedicine.com; updated December 12, 2001. } In 4 patients with PMS, blood-letting was performed until ID was induced, and then rhEPO was administered (300 UI/kg/week). This observation prompted these researchers to identify the potential utility of iron load reduction in the management of this disease. }. 2011;86(4):357-361. In the first trial (STOP) a chronic transfusion regimen for maintaining sickle hemoglobin lower than 30 % was compared with standard care in 130 children with sickle cell disease judged (through transcranial Doppler ultrasonography) as high-risk for first stroke. OL OL OL OL OL LI { Porphyria cutanea tarda. Hereditary haemochromatosis (HHC) is an heterogeneous group of disorders related to deficiency of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin. High-risk patients with ET should be managed with cytoreduction, using hydroxyurea at any age. A decrease was noted in the frequency and intensity of several types of painful crises. 2005:58-65. Calculation of blood volume for adults. Lancet. Response rate, recurrence rate, and adverse events (AEs) were assessed as secondary outcomes. Int J Clin Pract. The JAK2V617F mutation, a point mutation in the tyrosine kinase gene JAK2 (Janus Kinase 2), has emerged as a central feature in the pathogenesis of MPN. display: block; Medicine (Baltimore). Fontana RJ, Israel J, LeClair P, et al. Lengfelder E. Diagnosis and therapy of polycythemia vera in the era of JAK2. Differential diagnosis of ET had to include chronic myelogenous leukemia and pre-fibrotic myelofibrosis. The presently available treatment options in PV were discussed and recommendations for the clinical management were given. A total of 7 sickle cell disease patients (4 sickle cell anemia, 3 sickle Hb C disease), aged 4 to 24 years, were submitted to sequential phlebotomies during periods from 18 months to 4 years. Clinical Policy Bulletins are developed by Aetna to assist in administering plan benefits and constitute neither offers of coverage nor medical advice. Based in Central London, our team is on hand to help you with product selection and compatibility. J Clin Oncol. The authors concluded that although some positive findings were identified, no definite conclusions regarding the safety and efficacy of BLT as complementary and alternative approach for the treatment of hypertension could be drew due to the generally poor methodological design, significant heterogeneity, and insufficient clinical data. Genetics Department Tower Wing - 5th Floor Guy's Hospital Great Maze Pond London SE1 9RT T: 020 7188 2591/2592 F: 020 71887275 E: BiochemicalGenetics@viapath.co.uk Dig Dis Sci. list-style-type: lower-roman; Basile J, Bloch MJ. Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic; January 2000; Ch. 1999;84(3):248-253. Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms: Critical concepts and management recommendations from European LeukemiaNet. Hepatology. Egan BM. Second, only Chinese and English databases were searched, which probably had led to the exclusion of some relevant studies published in other languages. When PV is suspected, the presence of a JAK2 mutation confirms the diagnosis and its absence, combined with normal or increased serum erythropoietin level, excludes the diagnosis. Hereditary hemochromatosis: A review of the genetics, mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of iron overload. Besides, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN) recommended patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in patients with urticarial. Wheeler CJ, Kowdley KV. UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA. Subsequently, the identification of several other mutated genes in MPN has shown that the pathogenesis is complex and that the JAK2V617F mutation is a critical, but not the only step leading to the uncontrolled proliferation in MPN including PV. Randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials comparing blood transfusion as prophylaxis for stroke in people with sickle cell disease to alternative or no treatment were selected for analysis. For this purpose we prefer the use of hydroxyurea rather than an alkylating agent, radioactive 32P, or interferon alpha. Patients with hemochromatosis and iron overload should be monitored for re-accumulation of iron and undergo maintenance phlebotomy. The treatment was well-tolerated except for muscle cramps and 1 popliteal vein thrombosis in a patient confined to chair. 2005;10(2):145-149. Members of the faculty are part of a professional membership body campaigning for progress and change in the profession, advising government, and taking part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues. Address: 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV1 4FS Location: Access is via the main doors, the Phlebotomy team are in Area A. color: #FFF; Furthermore, an UpToDate review on “Approach to the patient with suspected iron overload “ (Schrier and Bacon, 2017) states that “In liver disease (e.g., viral hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), injury to hepatocytes may cause an increase in serum ferritin despite normal total body iron stores … The major treatments for iron overload include phlebotomy for those without significant anemia … Removal of iron with a course of therapeutic phlebotomy (at least 5 to 6 phlebotomies) with normalization of the ferritin level”. Gilbert HS. Peto odds ratios with their 95 % confidence intervals (CI) and Forrest plots were generated for each variable to assess the relationships among the studies that had provided that information. Long-term results using hydroxyurea/phlebotomy for reducing secondary stroke risk in children with sickle cell anemia and iron overload. Accessed November 12, 2002. Overdose may occur after excessive ingestion of paracetamol or paracetamol-containing medication as an acute or staggered overdose, or therapeutic excess.Patients are often asymptomatic or have only mild gastrointestinal symptoms at initial presentation. Moreover, they stated that ongoing multi-center trials are investigating the use of chronic transfusion to prevent silent infarcts, the use of hydroxyurea as an alternative to transfusion in children with abnormal transcranial Doppler ultrasonography velocities, and the use of hydroxyurea to prevent conversion of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography velocities from conditional (borderline) to abnormal values. OL LI { 2017;96(51):e9315. 1975;58(1):92-98. Accessed November 12, 2002. Furthermore, UpToDate reviews on “Preventive treatment of migraine in adults” (Bajwa and Smith, 2015) and “Chronic migraine” (Garza and Schwedt, 2015) do not mention phlebotomy as a therapeutic option. Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic449.htm. The authors concluded that the STOP trial demonstrated a significantly reduced risk of stroke in participants with abnormal transcranial Doppler ultrasonography velocities receiving regular blood transfusions. The authors stated that they have presented a protocol for a systematic review of BL for the common cold; they hoped that this study will form the basis to conduct additional research and provide evidence for the use of BL for the common cold. Am J Hematol. Creange A, Lefaucheur JP, Balleyguier MO, Galacteros F. Iron depletion induced by bloodletting and followed by rhEPO administration as a therapeutic strategy in progressive multiple sclerosis: A pilot, open-label study with neurophysiological measurements. Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic344.htm. https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk will still be showing you the latest NHS Scotland vacancies but with a much more modern and streamlined experience. /* aetna.com standards styles for templates */ Phlebotomies that are carried out in the treatment of some blood disorders are known as therapeutic phlebotomies. Therapeutic Phlebotomy is a treatment done in an outpatient setting (Facility or Physicians Workplace) to eliminate red cell (RBCs) from the body. ol.numberedList LI { A total of 11 databases will be searched for studies conducted through June 2017. A phlebotomist can become nationally certified through many different organizations. Risk factors for shortened survival in both PV and ET include advanced age, leukocytosis, and history of thrombosis. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. Statistical analysis was performed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis version 2.0. American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement on the management of hepatitis C. Gastroenterology. Therapeutic phlebotomy may be indicated for hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, and polycythemia secondary to arterio-venous fistulae, cyanotic congenital heart disease or cor pulmonale. Porphyria cutanea tarda. While physicians did perform bloodletting, it was a specialty of barber surgeons, the primary provider of health care to most people in the medieval and early modern eras. Am J Hematol. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/cardiologyreview/Chapter63.pdf. A survey of UK laboratory practice, undertaken by the writing group (through UK NEQAS), revealed that a minority of laboratories comply with this guideline. Compr Ther. Henfield Medical Centre, Deer Park, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9JQ 01273 492255 Partridge Green Surgery, Woodlawn, High Street, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8HR 01403 711577 The minimum primary qualification for phlebotomists in Australia is a Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215) from an approved educational institution. The combination of hydroxyurea and phlebotomy is not as effective as "standard" transfusion and chelation in preventing secondary stroke and iron over-load. High-risk patients with PV should be managed with phlebotomy, low-dose aspirin, and cytoreduction, with either hydroxyurea or interferon at any age. Di Bisceglie AM, Bonkovsky HL, Chopra S, et al. Schrier SL, Bacon BR. Date of the latest search of the Group's Haemoglobinopathies Trials Register was January 28, 2013. Haematologica. } Yao and colleagues (2019) stated that many trials have reported that blood-letting therapy is effective for treating chronic urticaria. Guidelines for the diagnosis, investigation and management of polycythaemia/erythrocytosis. } No serious AEs related to blood-letting therapy were reported. 2013;43(5-6):303-312. Approach to the patient with suspected iron overload. Adult congenital heart disease. World J Gastroenterol. UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA. Badminton MN, Elder GH. Hemodynamic effects of staged hematocrit reduction in patients with stable cor pulmonale and severely elevated hematocrit levels. Garza I, Schwedt TJ. } We care for patients with digestive disorders from across London, Essex and the rest of the country. Hepatology. 2014;39(3):232-237. These investigators reported a case series of 14 pediatric patients with HbSC treated to maximum tolerated dose (MTD) with hydroxyurea. Am J Hematol.  09/28/2020 Yunis NA, Crausman RS. list-style-type: lower-alpha; Bouchair et al (2000) reported the findings of sickle cell disease patients who suffered from frequent painful crises and were submitted to phlebotomies in order to reduce hospitalization days due to pain. The authors stated that adequately powered RCTs with detailed pre-treatment iron studies should be considered to evaluate phlebotomy as an adjunct to pegylated IFN, with or without ribavirin. Compared with anti-hypertensive drugs, blood pressure (BP) was significantly reduced by BLT (RR = 1.21, 95 % CI: 1.01 to 1.44, p = 0.03; heterogeneity: p = 0.06, I2 = 60 %) and BPAD (RR = 1.25, 95 % CI: 1.02 to 1.53, p = 0.03; heterogeneity: p = 0.01, I2 = 71 %). Following splenectomy, the patient developed a sustained increase in hematocrit, an increase in the frequency of painful episodes, as well as new-onset dizziness and malaise. 2019;2019:8650398. City of Coventry NHS Walk-in and Healthcare Centre Phlebotomy Service BOOK ONLINE HERE . Treatment with busulfan or interferon-α is usually effective in hydroxyurea failures. 63:1049-1066. Management of hemochromatosis. Eur Heart J. Hepatology. Fowler C. Hereditary hemochromatosis: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 1999;4(105):208-214. Third, the combination of different area selection and duration types of blood-letting therapy may have caused significant clinical heterogeneity. There are parking facilities and a ramp to allow access by wheelchair to the premises. HHC is an autosomal recessive genetic disease in which increased intestinal absorption of iron causes accumulation in tissues, especially the liver, which may lead to organ damage. Current risk stratification in PV and ET is designed to estimate the likelihood of thrombotic complications: high-risk is defined by the presence of age greater than 60 years or presence of thrombosis history; low-risk is defined by the absence of both of these 2 risk factors. Iron removal therapy in porphyria cutanea tarda: Phlebotomy versus slow subcutaneous desferrioxamine infusion. Tefferi A. Prognosis and treatment of polycythemia vera. The changes induced by the treatment were assessed by clinical scores, biological tests, and neurophysiological study of cortical excitability using transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques. Franchini M, Gandini G, Veneri D, et al. De Stefano V, Za T, Rossi E, et al; GIMEMA CMD-Working Party. Indications for splenectomy include symptomatic portal hypertension, drug-refractory painful splenomegaly, and frequent red blood cells transfusions. No blood-letting was further required during a 6-month period after introduction of rhEPO. The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) provides professional support to physician associates across the UK. Blood is collected primarily by performing venipunctures or by using fingersticks for the collection of minute quantities of blood or a heel stick in infants. Family Action Talking Point Plus is an Emotional Health and Well-being Service which provides counselling and therapeutic support for anyone aged 13-19 (up to 25 with additional difficulties) living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. These include: American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), National Center for Competency Testing/Multi-skilled Medical Certification Institute (NCCT/MMCI), National Credentialing Agency (NCA), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), National Phlebotomy Certification Examination (NPCE). Mean Hb concentration was 10.7 g/dL before phlebotomies and 8.8 to 9.2 g/dL during the 4 years of treatment. If not otherwise contraindicated because of a history of major bleeding or intolerance, we suggest that aspirin be given to all patients (Grade 2C). } Iron reduction as an adjuvant to interferon therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C who have previously not responded to interferon: A multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Pflieger K. Pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger syndrome. We work in partnership with trusted manufacturers to bring you medical supplies and equipment that meet your requirements. JG Murphy, ed. Hyperferritinemia and iron stores have been associated with the severity of liver damage in NAFLD, and iron depletion reduced insulin resistance and liver enzymes. 1993;87(6):1954-1959. In Australia, there are a number of courses in phlebotomy offered by educational institutions, but training is typically provided on the job. 2013;11:CD003146. McMullin MF, Bareford D, Campbell P, et al. Leukemia. Phlebotomies are carried out by phlebotomists – people trained to draw blood mostly from veins for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. .newText { 2008;93(3):372-380. .fixedHeaderWrap { Problems associated with the limited volume of data and clinical and methodological heterogeneity between the studies were acknowledged and addressed by the investigators in the discussion section of the review. Peto TE, Pippard MJ, Weatherall DJ. Summarell CC, Sheehan VA. Key questions were selected according the criterion of clinical relevance. In a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), Desai and colleagues (2008) compared phlebotomy and IFN to IFN alone for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Evidence has shown that increased ferritin levels are associated with the metabolic insulin resistance syndrome, and higher hepatic iron and fat content. UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA. A total of 7 studies with 512 subjects were included; 1 trial showed a significant difference between blood-letting therapy plus medicine and medicine alone in disease activity control (mean difference [MD] 0.67; 95 % CI: 0.03 to 1.31; p = 0.04); 6  trials (372 subjects) showed a significant difference between blood-letting therapy and pharmacological medication in response rate (risk ratio [RR] 1.10; 95 % CI: 0.97 to 1.26; p = 0.15); 2 studies (170 subjects) showed a significant difference between blood-letting therapy plus pharmacological medication and pharmacological medication in response rate (RR 1.34; 95 % CI: 1.10 to 1.63; p  =0.003); 2 studies (126 subjects) reported a statistically significant difference between blood-letting therapy and pharmacological medication in recurrence rate. High-risk patients should receive cytoreductive therapy with hydroxyurea or interferon alpha. A marked rise in percent dense cells preceded clinical complications in 3 patients. However, few studies have provided evidence for the safety and efficacy of BL for the common cold. Lee and colleagues (2017) stated that many people experience the common cold, but there is currently no special treatment. Sampietro M, Fiorelli G, Fargion S. Iron overload in porphyria cutanea tarda. Opening hours: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). A person who performs a phlebotomy is called a phlebotomist, although most doctors, nurses, and other technicians can also carry out a phlebotomy. Aetna does not provide health care services and, therefore, cannot guarantee any results or outcomes. Omaha, NE: eMedicine.com; updated September 12, 2002. Guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association (Dienstag and McHutchison, 2006) on management of hepatitis C concluded that clinical trials have failed to demonstrate the efficacy of phlebotomy in patients with chronic HCV infection, and that phlebotomy cannot currently be recommended as a treatment for HCV infection. 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