Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Modern Medicine and Modern Stoicism

One of the things I have found myself particularly struggling with as a fairly new attending is accepting that patients are free to make...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Illegitimi EPIC Non Carborundum (Don’t Let the EPIC Bastards Grind You Down)

After having served a recent tour of duty caring for patients in the hospital, I was reminded by the hospital’s billing department that I...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: How does triple X syndrome interact with Fanconi anemia?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in a patient with Fanconi anemia. Disclaimer: ASH does...

Physician (Un)wellness

I’ve been mulling over the concept of wellness, or really on unwellness, for the past several months. You can’t read a publication without someone...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: Treating gout in a patient with G6PD deficiency

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about treating gout in a patient with G6PD deficiency. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...

Off to the Races: The Breakthroughs of Immunotherapy

ASH Clinical News Associate Editor David Steensma, MD, reviews The Breakthrough, which traces the evolution of immunotherapy to treat – and potentially cure – cancer. Have you read any...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

The Day I Was Schooled on CME

I put the final exclamation point on the “Thank you!!!” slide for a local continuing medical education (CME) talk on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and...

Partners in Care: Palliative Care and Hematology

My nursing career began on a dedicated inpatient unit at Cedars-Sinai, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS at the tail end of the AIDS epidemic....
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: The genetic risk for familial CLL

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the genetic risk for familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...

Perish to Publish: Repeated Episodes of Peer Rejection During the Publication Process

In adults – sensitive adults, in particular – who consider themselves academics, repeated episodes of peer rejection can have serious emotional repercussions. We (David...
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