ASH used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to assess evidence and make recommendations toward the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The panel agreed on 28 recommendations for the initial management of VTE, primary treatment, secondary prevention, and treatment of recurrent VTE events.
If your medical tools resemble those found in the doctor’s bag of yore, consider elevating your treatment style–and your own quality of life–and look to these gadgets for a new level of precision and care. Reliable devices still exist and should be used – but have you upgraded your arsenal recently? Discover the essential technology […]
In Study CK-301-101, the primary efficacy endpoint was objective response rate (complete + partial response, by independent central review), which was 47% (n = 15) in 32 mCSCC patients evaluable for response, including 3 complete responses and 12 partial responses. The results from the study were presented at the ESMO Congress.
In this “How I Treat” feature from Blood, the authors conclude with 3 representative cases to both illustrate the application of the outlined diagnostic schema and discuss common management considerations, specifically the selection of anticoagulation vs antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention.
In this Original Investigation from JAMA Oncology, the authors attempt to discover whether increased coffee consumption is associated with improved survival in patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were the main outcomes and measures, and both decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee were studied.
You take care of others as your profession, but it is also important to remember to take care of yourself. You never know when you’re going to get a break to have a meal between shifts and appointments, so you need something quick, easy, and healthy. These are five tasty ways to keep your energy […]
In this opinion piece from MedPage Today, the authors state “anti-psychiatry” was “formerly a healthy corrective, but the movement now distracts from real problems and actively hurts people, existing as a disorganized entity outside of mainstream medicine, largely propagated on social media and in non-peer-reviewed sources…that evade scientific dialogue and critique.”
From KevinMD.com comes the story of Hope Cook, who talks about her two bouts of burnout and how she overcame. “It takes courage, honesty, and a hard look at your role in the situation to overcome burnout. ‘Wusses’ are the ones who refuse to admit burnout and allow it to destroy their relationships, their career, […]
In this study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the authors attempted to characterize the cancer-associated risk factors for COVID-19 adverse outcomes. Their hypothesis was that cytotoxic chemotherapy administered within 35 days of a COVID-19 diagnosis is associated with an increased hazard ratio (HR) of severe or critical COVID-19. Were they right?
Older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represent a vulnerable population in whom disease-based and clinical risk factors, patient goals, prognosis, and practitioner- and patient-perceived treatment risks and benefits influence treatment recommendations. Discover what the American Society of Hematology (ASH) recommends for your older adult AML patients.