K. Milligan's research while affiliated with La Jolla Pharmaceutical and other places

Publications (7)

Article
Background and Aims Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) may have bleeding because of low platelet counts; many also have reduced quality of life (QoL). Course of therapy can vary by duration and severity of disease but includes steroids and thrombopoietin receptor agonists [TPO-RA]. Both symptoms of ITP and side effects from treatments impa...
Article
e18291 Background: Desmoid tumors (DTs) are sarcoma, known to invade surrounding tissues, compromising organ function and complications. As few as 5 per 1 million people are diagnosed with DTs annually, which may be an underestimate of the actual affected population due to difficulty in correctly diagnosing the disease. To improve awareness of DTs...

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... This could be partially attributed to the fact that the average disease duration from the time of diagnosis to survey completion was 5.3 years, implying that most patients evaluated in this analysis had chronic ITP. It is often speculated that patients with newly diagnosed ITP have higher anxiety levels due to the uncertainty associated with their disease course [23]. ...
... In one study, the time from patient-reported symptom onset to DT diagnosis exceeded one year for 54% of patients. 30 Correctly diagnosing DT is key to optimizing management but, in practice, can prove challenging. Initial evaluation by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in the management of DT, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and geneticists, is recommended. ...