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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists



NICE recommend lenalidomide for treating MDS

NICE recommends lenalidomide for treating blood disorders

20-Aug-2014

NICE has issued final draft guidance recommending lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug also known as Revlimid, as an option for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Hep C drug clears next hurdle towards NICE approval

15-Aug-2014

A treatment for people with chronic hepatitis C has been given draft approval for use in the NHS, after the drug’s manufacturer agreed to reduce the price.

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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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Have you ever had a near miss with a blood transfusion?

8-Sep-2014

Over the past few weeks I have edited a five-part series on blood transfusion, which has reminded me of the multiple points at which things can go seriously wrong, from taking a cross-match blood sample to administration of a blood transfusion.

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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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