Written in Blood

Written in Blood

Research from recent issues of Blood

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Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Fails to Boost Live Birth Rates in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage

Antithrombotic medications are often prescribed to women with histories of unexplained recurrent miscarriages, although there is little evidence of the efficacy of this approach....
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Ibritumomab Tiuxetan Ups Survival in Tough-to-Treat Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Many patients with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are cured of the disease after short-course chemotherapy and radiation. Certain adverse risk factors, though, make relapse more likely. Ibritumomab tiuxetan as add-on...
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Brentuximab Vedotin Active in Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell Lymphoma

For patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are ineligible for transplant or fail to respond to salvage regimens, treatment with brentuximab...
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Superficial Vein Thromboses Put People at Risk for Subsequent Blood Clots

Until recently, a superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) was seen as a painful induration of limited clinical significance. New evidence from a large population-based study...
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Brentuximab Vedotin: Changing the Landscape for Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients?

For the approximately 50 percent of patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma who do not respond to autologous stem cell  transplantation (auto-SCT), the antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin produced durable response and survival, according to...
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Phase 2 Results of the Carfilzomib, Thalidomide, and Dexamethasone (KTd) Regimen in Multiple Myeloma...

Appropriate selection of induction and consolidation chemotherapy regimens is essential to achieving the maximum response and improving outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma (MM) planning to undergo...
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Biologics Before Chemotherapy: Treatment Updates for Mycosis Fungoides, Sézary Syndrome

The use of chemotherapy to treat mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome, the most common forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, led to a shorter time...
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Off-Label Rituximab Proves Its Mettle in Adult ITP

For adult patients with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), off-label treatment with rituximab proved a safe and effective management option, according to results...
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Pre-Procedure Anticoagulation Interruption May Not Be Necessary

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) on anticoagulation therapies who require a surgical procedure may require an interruption in the therapy – depending on their...
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Obesity Has Early and Lasting Effects on Children with ALL

For children with B-precursor acute lymphocytic leukemia (BP-ALL), having a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 at the time of treatment initiation more than doubled the likelihood...
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