American Society of HematologyA Bleeding Diathesis in a 65-Year-Old Woman with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

After diagnosis during a partial mastectomy, this patient’s estimated blood loss was 58 mL, causing anemia and requiring a red blood cell transfusion along with ventriculoperitoneal drain placement. With a substantive bleeding history before the diagnosis, what would you do next with this patient? Work her up for von Willebrand disease? Do a complete blood […]

American Society of HematologyHow I Treat Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA) is the most prevalent form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), accounting for 60% to 70% of all cases. In this special instructional series from Blood (ASH), five patient case studies and commentaries are examined, backed by visual illustrations and new/existing drug treatment tables for wAIHA, wAIHA secondary to CLL, and […]

American Society of HematologyDevelopment of Luspatercept to Treat Ineffective Erythropoiesis

This “Clinical Trials & Observations” report from Blood Advances (ASH)  explores the implications of the recently approved anemia treatment luspatercept, which can now be prescribed in the second-line setting after erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have failed or for patients who are not eligible because of high serum erythropoietin (sEPO) levels. A downloadable visual abstract helps paint […]