Is Hematology Having an Identity Crisis?
Drs. Naik and Lee discuss the recent hematology workforce study and its significance for the field.
Diagnostic Algorithm Reduces the Need for Radiation Exposure to Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnant Women
Dr. Linkins looks at using algorithms based on clinical prediction rules and blood testing for D-dimer level to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE), thus reducing the need for
Insightful critiques and informed commentary of important ongoing clinical trials
Drs. Friedberg and O'Dwyer discuss a study designed to examine the efficacy of combining nivolumab and BV with a chemotherapy backbone of AVD as initial treatment for older children and adult patients with newly diagnosed stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Dr. Osunkwo reviews a study that will explore the impact of continuous positive airway pressure on improving rates of vaso-occlusive crisis as well as several biologic parameters of disease severity in individuals with SCD and comorbid obstructive sleep apnea.
Drs. Moll and Nagler discuss the CARAVAGGIO study, an ongoing trial that looks at whether apixaban can be safely and effectively used in patients with cancer and acute deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
Dr. DeZern comments on a study in which adult patients with FLT3/ITD acute myeloid leukemia are randomized to receive gilteritinib or placebo after the time of engraftment for a two-year period.
Dr. Fenske and Dr. Kahl discuss a trial enrolling adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), who are considered candidates for autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation, to find whether MRD status can be used to personalize therapy in MCL.
Dr. Jacobson reviews a study investigating the safety and efficacy of the anti-CD79b antibody drug conjugate, polatuzumab, in combination with R-CHP versus R-CHOP in previously untreated patients with DLBCL.
Dr. Ding and Dr. Teachey cover a trial that looks at the safety and efficacy of combining the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib with post-induction chemotherapy for pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Dr. Linkins discusses the VERDICT Trial which compares reduced doses of apixaban and rivaroxaban with standard-of-care in adult patients with symptomatic proximal deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and moderate or severe renal insufficiency.
Drs. Luskin, DeAngelo, and Kim review a study that tests the clinical efficacy of combining an adolescent and young adult chemotherapy regimen with a novel antibody in the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Dr. DeBaun reviews a study that looks at outcomes for pregnant women with sickle cell disease who are randomly assigned to home-based oxygen therapy versus no home-based oxygen therapy.
September-October 2019Volume 16, Issue 5
A new Compendium providing updated clinical information to "Ask the Hematologist" articles published in The Hematologist from 2010 to 2015 is now available.
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