25 July 2017 (Tuesday) - D dimer



An interesting refresher on d-dimers:

The D-Dimer is a by-product of the blood clotting and break-down process that can be measured via analysis of a blood sample. A D-dimer is released when a blood clot begins to break down… read more

24 July 2017 (Monday) - ASH Update



An update from the American Society of Hematology:


ASH Clinical News provides daily news and updates from the hematology/oncology community.

Public Comment Period for Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism



The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is seeking comments on draft recommendations for guidelines for venous thromboembolism (VTE):

  1. Pediatric VTE
  2. Prevention of VTE in nonsurgical patients
The public comment period is July 24 – August 25. Materials are available at: hematology.org/Guidelines-Public-Comment
FDA Approves First New Sickle Cell Treatment in Nearly 20 Years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved oral L-glutamine powder for the treatment of sickle cell disease, finding that it significantly reduces associated complications.

CMS Proposes Cuts to 340B Reimbursement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering reducing how much it pays hospitals for drugs purchased through its 340B program to cut out-of-pocket costs for Medicare patients.

Cancer Deaths Occur More in Rural America According to CDC Report
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows that the cancer mortality rate is higher in rural regions and is likely related to a lack of preventive medicine options.
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20 July 2017 (Thursday) - Blood email



I got emailed “Blood” today…. Quite interesting. Several things to pique my interest:


INSIDE BLOOD COMMENTARIES

PLENARY PAPER

REVIEW ARTICLE

CLINICAL TRIALS AND OBSERVATIONS

HEMATOPOIESIS AND STEM CELLS

IMMUNOBIOLOGY

LYMPHOID NEOPLASIA

PHAGOCYTES, GRANULOCYTES, AND MYELOPOIESIS

THROMBOSIS AND HEMOSTASIS

TRANSPLANTATION

LETTERS TO BLOOD

BLOOD WORK

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) QUESTIONS