Literature Scan

Literature Scan

New and noteworthy research from the medial literature landscape

High Immunoglobulin E Levels: A Cause for Concern in Cancer Risk?

While it is common knowledge that immunoglobulin E (IgE) is produced by plasma cells as part of an allergic immune response, are plasma IgE...

For Perioperative Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation: Burn Those Bridges

When patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) being treated with warfarin need to interrupt anticoagulation to undergo an elective operation or invasive procedure, the common...

Vena Cava Filters Not Worth the Risk in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism Receiving...

Over the past three decades, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been used much more frequently as an add-on to anticoagulation therapy in patients...

BCR-ABL1 Inhibitor Axitinib Overcomes Drug Resistance in CML

While selective BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have markedly improved outcomes for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), they are not as effective in...

Germline Mutation in Leukemia Highlights Disease Complexity

A recent report published in Nature Genetics has underscored the key role that the ETV6 gene plays in platelet formation and leukemia predisposition.1 Researchers...

Serum Free Light Chain Measurement Has Prognostic Value in All Stages of Myeloma

A normalized serum free light chain (sFLC) ratio in multiple myeloma treatment following a complete response has been tied to better survival. For those...

Corticosteroids Increase the Risk of Recurrent Thrombotic Events

Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, are already at an increased risk for developing a first pulmonary...

Clonal Evolution: In Aplastic Anemia, Which Mutations Matter?

Mutations in a specific set of genes may predict whether patients with aplastic anemia develop hematologic malignancies, according to research recently published in The New...

New Blood or Old: Do Storage Times of Red Blood Cells Impact Patient Outcomes?

Red blood cells (RBCs) undergo numerous changes as they are stored – some of which may impair their ability to increase oxygen delivery, which...

MRD Levels Mid-Remission: The Key to Better Prognosis for ALL Patients?

(MRD) that persists following remission induction chemotherapy afor acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a powerful prognostic factor, new research shows that determining MRD levels...
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