An Unusual Consult
Dr. Moll talks about his experience with an unusual consult as a coagulationist observing an adult, male lemur with a "lame leg" from Duke Lemur Center.
Thromboprophylaxis in Ambulatory Cancer Patients: Results of the AVERT Trial
Drs. May and Moll discuss the AVERT Trial, which provides a novel approach to thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory patients with cancer.
Insightful critiques and informed commentary of important ongoing clinical trials
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.
Dr. Michaelis discusses a study that adds antibody therapy to a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen and protocol-specific allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with relapsed or refractory AML over the age of 55.
Drs. Sklavenitis Pistofidis and Ghobrial discuss a study that looks at a targeted approach to therapy for multiple myeloma patients carrying a t(1;14) translocation.
Dr. Moss discusses the CLARITY study, which looks at the combination of therapies venetoclax and ibrutinib to treat relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Dr. Moll discusses a study that looks at the use of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with definite antiphospholipid syndrome.
Dr. Jacobson looks at a study that investigates the safety and efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)- T cell therapy with KTE-C19 in combination with the anti-PD-L1 antibody atezolizumab in patients with refractory DLBCL.
Dr. Abdel-Wahab and Dr. Taylor look at a study that evaluates the safety of combining the anti-PD-L1 antibody atezolizumab with the novel hypomethylating agent guadecitabine in older adults with AML not eligible for standard induction therapy.
March-April 2019Volume 16, Issue 2
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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