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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists

Blood test to aid cancer treatment

New blood test can monitor steroid changes in prostate patients


A blood test has been developed that can show when prostate cancer treatments turn bad.

NICE recommend lenalidomide for treating MDS

NICE recommends lenalidomide for treating blood disorders


NICE has issued final draft guidance recommending lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug also known as Revlimid, as an option for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

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Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis Subscription Required

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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Ebola is not just 'somebody else's problem'


The horrifying ebola epidemic currently running out of control in West Africa seemed a distant problem not too long ago.

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

“One in almost every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, according to a new study,” The Times reports.


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