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Category: Hematology

The definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is defined and diagnosed by the following criteria, which has been promulgated or endorsed by the European…

Diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

Patients who exhibit five or more of the following findings meet the diagnostic criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Clinical findings Fever ≥…

Causes of high ferritin

Here are the differential diagnosis and aetiologies of hyperferritinemia (high ferritin). In the acute setting, infection and malignancy are by…

Lung cancer in a nutshell

Here is a summary of the risk factors, subtypes, staging, and treatment of lung cancer. Suffice to say, there are…

Adverse reactions to IVIG infusion

Adverse reactions are seen in up to 20% of patients who receive IVIG. These include: Phlogistic Chills Fever Nausea Vomiting…

Indications for irradiated blood products

Hematology and oncology Leukemia Lymphoma Multiple myeloma Aplastic anemia Pancytopenia Amyloidosis Fludarabine treatment Chronic GVHD (graft versus host disease) Transplant…

The hemolytic workup

The purpose of a hemolytic workup is to determine: If hemolysis is indeed occurring What the cause of it may be This…

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