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Anticoagulation appears safe, effective in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis

July 30, 2015

Patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis have a substantial, long-term risk for other thrombotic events that can be further increased by underlying conditions, although this risk may be reduced with anticoagulation therapy, results in JAMA Internal Medicine show.

“Our data suggest that the risk of thrombotic events, mainly recurrent [splanchnic vein thrombosis] or venous thrombosis in other sites, is substantial and nearly doubles the risk of major bleeding events,” the researchers wrote. “In addition, case fatality rates of vascular thrombotic events more than doubled the case fatality rates of hemorrhage.”

Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

Risk calculator an accurate, cost-effective prescreening tool for PTEN mutations

July 30, 2015
The PTEN Cleveland Clinic score appeared to be a cost-effective prescreening tool to identify patients with Cowden-like disease who are appropriate candidates for…
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Hemophilia therapies drive outpatient pharmacy costs for publicly insured children

July 29, 2015
Medications for the treatment of hemophilia are a considerable driver of outpatient pharmacy expenditures for publicly insured children with serious chronic conditions…
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FDA grants breakthrough drug designation to Lenvima for advanced RCC

July 29, 2015
The FDA granted breakthrough drug designation to lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma who received prior treatment…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Multiple Myeloma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple myeloma.
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Melanoma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma.
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