Articles related to BLEEDING DISORDERS
Menstrual Changes After COVID-19 Vaccination
This BMJ editorial examines whether approaches better equipped to compare rates of menstrual variation in vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations are needed, based on the reports of changes to periods and unexpected vaginal bleeding after vaccination. The US has taken the first step, earmarking $1.67M from the National Institutes of Health to encourage research.
Internal Medicine September 28th 2021
A 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 count test to look at platelet count, a peripheral smear to look at the morphology of the platelets, and a coagulation profile? Offer genetic testing for fibrinogen disorders? What would your next steps be? Read the full case presentation and expert opinion to see how your peers responded.
Emergency Medicine August 3rd 2021
ASH/ISTH/NHF/WFH 2021 Guidelines on the Management of von Willebrand Disease
These evidence-based guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are intended to support patients, clinicians, and health care professionals in their decisions about management of von Willebrand Disease (VWD), a common inherited bleeding disorder.
Hematology January 19th 2021