Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Treating Spin Doctors

Recently, a hospital in Boston announced that a senior staff scientist had developed a “cure” for leukemia. I wasn’t surprised to read this –...

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Do you have a second to talk about a case?” It’s a line heard on phones and in offices the world over. A colleague, stumped...

How would you treat a pregnant woman with iron deficiency who has undergone bariatric...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a pregnant woman with iron deficiency who has undergone bariatric surgery. Disclaimer: ASH...

Is This Case of Deep Vein Thrombosis Provoked or Unprovoked?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about travel-related deep vein thrombosis. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend or endorse any specific...

Meaningful Benefits

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost, “The Road...

History-omics

As hematologists, we are privileged to work at the forefront of the molecular age of medicine. Diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive genomic information has been...

Can’t We All Get Along?

In his August 2017 editorial (“Musing on Medical Marvels”), Keith Stewart, MBChB, MBA, recounted the amazing innovations in cancer treatment in the past 20...

How would you treat a patient with aplastic anemia who refuses transfusions for religious...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a patient with aplastic anemia who refuses transfusions for religious reasons. Disclaimer: ASH...

Musing on Medical Marvels

It was circa 1999. I can picture the patient vividly: A mustachioed, unfailingly polite – but exhausted – middle-aged man holding a white tissue...

How to treat a patient with c-Myc positive diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a patient with c-Myc positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Disclaimer: ASH does not...
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October 2017, Volume 3, Issue 12

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