News and practice for haematology nurse specialists
A charity known for its work promoting the bone marrow register has marked a change of policy direction by appointing its first post-transplant specialist nurses.
A new leukaemia drug, which has been hailed for offering hope to many patients who previously had nowhere left to turn, should not be used widely in the NHS, health officials have provisionally said.
Latest research: haematology
Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis
Neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis are often treated aggressively with antibiotics before infection is confirmed. NICE has recommended a gentler approach
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Anaemia is often overlooked as its symptoms – shortness of breath, palpitations, headache and dizziness, for example – can be put down to a range of other conditions.