Tag: transfusion

Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia

The first-in-class erythroid maturation agent luspatercept (Reblozyl) is already approved for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require red blood...

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit

(Reuters Health) – Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age...

Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is a routine procedure, but in rare instances, there can be medical complications. A new study finds that, compared to women who...

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI

A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal...

EU Panel OKs Glasdegib for AML & Luspatercept for MDS

A new drug for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), glasdegib (Daurismo, Pfizer). is approaching approval in Europe. The drug was approved in the United States in...

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Services in the Era of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s anything but business as usual for clinicians who oversee office-based...