May 13, 2021

Hematology

Alph-and Beta-thalassemia: Rapid Evidence Review – 04/04/2022 – Remember-think about this if the patient has microcytic anemia and normal or elevated ferritin levels.

Anemia in Older Adults – 03/16/2022 – Common causes =nutritional deficiencies, chronic kidney disease, chronic inflammation, and occult blood loss from GI malignancy. If the iron supplement is being used, try a lower dose formulation which can be as effective as a higher dose and more easily tolerated.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Rapid Evidence Review – 09/22/2021 – Always an important topic to review, recall a key recommendation that all first-degree relatives of patients with this should be screened for the disease.

Polycythemia Vera – A great, brief review of important topics.

Venous Thromboembolism – 09/23/2022 – A surprisingly easy and clear review on the topic.