Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

My Patients, My Lanes

About a year ago, the National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted an invective aimed at physicians who advocated for gun control, to the tune of...

Status Update: Shared Decision-Making in Hematology

In this edition, ASH Clinical News Associate Editor Beth Faiman, CNP, PhD, describes the role of shared decision-making in a patient-centered encounter. Most people have...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: How would you treat a fit 72-year-old with very active myeloma?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a fit 72-year-old patient with very active myeloma. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: Could hormonal contraceptives contribute to a renal infarction in a 23-year-old?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about anticoagulation options for a young patient with a renal infarction and patent...

Grief Tacos

Life is hard. People are resilient. I gave birth to our second son this past February. There are some things about the second kid that...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: Is upfront transplant appropriate for this patient with a rare cutaneous T-cell...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the role of transplant in gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...

A Leiden Wild Card

In our August 2019 issue, Leslie J. Raffini, MD, responded to a colleague seeking advice on managing large venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) in two teenaged...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: How would you treat a patient with a prolonged PTT and antiphospholipid...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a patient with a prolonged PTT and antiphospholipid antibodies. Disclaimer: ASH does not...

Trigger Warning

In our August 2019 issue, two hematologists debated whether gun violence should be considered a public health issue and, by extension, whether physicians should...

Fathers (and Mothers) of Hematology

In 1963, Boston hematologist William Dameshek wrote an essay in the journal he’d founded 17 years earlier, Blood, describing 18th-century English anatomist William Hewson’s detailed...
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Current Issue

December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

This issue examines the hidden costs of participating in clinical trials, explores the pediatric hematology/oncology workforce, and more.