HEMATOLOGY

Oral Iron Chelators

Sep 18, 2017 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Oral Iron Chelators

Effective chelation therapy can prevent or reverse organ toxicity related to iron overload, yet cardiac complications and premature death continue to occur, largely related to difficulties with compliance in patients…

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Hydroxyurea for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Sep 18, 2017 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Hydroxyurea for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Hydroxyurea therapy offers promise for ameliorating the clinical course of children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Hydroxyurea is a prototypic therapeutic option; it can be administered with minimal side effects,…

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Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke

Sep 18, 2017 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke

Arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) is a rare disorder in children. Research suggests that risk factors, outcomes, and presentation are different from those of adult stroke. In particular, prothrombotic abnormalities and…

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Venous Thromboembolism in Children

Sep 18, 2017 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Venous Thromboembolism in Children

With improved pediatric survival from serious underlying illnesses, greater use of invasive vascular procedures and devices, and a growing awareness that vascular events occur among the young, venous thromboembolism (VTE)…

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Central Nervous System Tumors

Sep 18, 2017 by in HEMATOLOGY Comments Off on Central Nervous System Tumors

Central nervous system (CNS) tumors comprise 15% to 20% of all malignancies occurring in childhood and adolescence. They may present in a myriad of ways, often delaying diagnosis. Symptoms and…

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