Drawing First Blood

Drawing First Blood

Two experts to debate controversial topics in hematology and health care.

Rituximab or Splenectomy in Steroid-Resistant ITP Patients?

Corticosteroids are the standard initial treatment for adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), while splenectomy is considered second-line treatment. Drugs like rituximab have...

To Transplant or Not To Transplant in First Remission?

Most patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will achieve a first complete remission with standard induction chemotherapy. Durable remission or cure can only be attained, though, with further treatment...

Is There Still a Need for Radiation Therapy in Hodgkin Lymphoma?

The standard treatment for certain types of Hodgkin lymphoma is combined modality therapy – consisting of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy. Recently, there has...

Has ABIM Gone Too Far?

Recently, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced plans to implement new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, including requiring physicians to complete some...

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October 2020 Volume 6, Issue 12

This issue examines racism in the U.S. health care system, discusses the FDA's newly loosened blood donation restrictions, and more.

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