From the Blood Journals

From the Blood Journals

Research from the Blood family of journals: Blood and Blood Advances

Weighing Conditioning Regimens for Patients With CML Undergoing Transplant

Conditioning with a reduced-intensity, nonmyeloablative regimen was associated with similar post-transplant survival but a lower risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), compared with a...
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Preventing Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation During Immunochemotherapy for Lymphoma

Administering prophylactic antiviral treatment is effective in preventing hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) being treated with an...
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Do Children With CVC-Related Thromboses Need Anticoagulation Treatment?

Results from a prospective study of children who were hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) revealed that the incidence of central vein...
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No Benefit With Adding Eltrombopag to Azacitidine in Patients With Higher-Risk MDS

In the phase III SUPPORT trial, researchers tested the hypothesis that concomitant administration of the thrombopoietin receptor agonist eltrombopag could ameliorate the thrombocytopenic effects...
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Early-Phase Trial Shows Venetoclax Plus HMA Has High Response Rates in Older Patients With...

In a phase Ib dose-escalation and dose-expansion study published in Blood, two-thirds of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) responded to the combination...
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Ruxolitinib Plus Azacitidine Improves Survival, Bone Marrow Fibrosis in Myelofibrosis

Adding azacitidine to ruxolitinib led to an “encouraging” spleen and bone marrow fibrosis response rate in patients with myelofibrosis (MF), compared with previous experience...

Eculizumab Reduces Hemolysis and Transfusion Dependency in Patients With Cold Agglutin Disease

Treatment with eculizumab, an inhibitor of the terminal complement pathway, reduced hemolysis and transfusion-dependence in patients with cold agglutin disease (CAD). However, it had...

Phlebotomy and Hydroxyurea Are Underused in Patients With Polycythemia Vera

Treatment with phlebotomy or hydroxyurea was associated with lower mortality among older patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who were considered at high thrombotic risk,...

Evaluating Twice-Yearly Denosumab for Transfusion-Dependent, Thalassemia-Induced Osteoporosis

Treatment with twice-yearly denosumab improved spinal bone mineral density (BMD) compared with placebo in patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT)–induced osteoporosis, according to results of...
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Pre-emptive Rituximab Prevents Long-Term Relapses in Immune-Mediated TTP

Patients with immune-mediated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (iTTP) who have persistent, severe ADAMTS13 deficiency have a high likelihood of relapse, but pre-emptive treatment with rituximab...
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