New Haven, Conn. -- Researchers at the Yale Liver Center found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes -- proteins released when the liver is damaged -- were associated with poorer outcomes for these patients, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.
Today, ASH published new guidelines to help older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and their health care providers make critical care decisions, including if and how to proceed with cancer treatment and the need for blood transfusions for those in hospice care.
George Washington University researchers found five biomarkers associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in COVID-19 patients. The study was published in Future Medicine.
Researchers from Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute participate in an international study that confirms for the first time that mutation of the two TP53 gene's copies is associated with a worse prognosis in myelodysplastic syndromes, a group of blood cancers a more frequent in elderly population. The results of this study have been published in Nature Medicine journal and represent an advance in the diagnosis and treatment of this type of hematological cancer.
A new iron intervention study has determined which of the world's low-and-middle income countries would benefit from using iron-containing micronutrient powders to tackle childhood anaemia.
A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplantation, or "haplo-BMT," providng an alternate source of stem cells for patients needing a bone marrow transplant but unable to find a perfect or near-perfect donor match for human leukocyte antigens.
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) report important data that differentiate MIS-C from severe COVID-19 in children and suggest that MIS-C is a post-infectious syndrome related to COVID-19 but distinct from Kawasaki disease. The findings were published today in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Present in the human digestive tract, species of Candida can cause bloodstream infections in patients treated in hospital intensive care units. An international study involving 16 hospitals found isolates with high levels of virulence
Researchers compared the accuracy of the blood biomarker tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) with other biomarkers for distinguishing Alzheimer from other neurodegenerative diseases in individuals with or at risk for dementia.
A new study found raised levels of transforming growth factor beta-induced protein (TGFBIp) in blood sampled from roughly 100 people hospitalized for COVID-19, and further found that elevated levels of