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Case Challenges

Clinical scenarios that test your evaluation and application of evidence-based data.

Case Challenges

A 54-year-old woman with bilateral hydronephrosis

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2014
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 54-year-old black woman presented to her primary care physician after experiencing worsening fatigue and abdominal pain for about 1 month.
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A 72-year-old man develops engraftment syndrome after autologous HSCT

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2014
Tim McCarthy, MD
This case focuses on a 72-year-old man with a medical history significant for multiple myeloma, diagnosed 2 years prior.
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A 45-year-old man develops pancytopenia and brain lesions

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2013
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 45-year-old black man with no significant medical history presented with newly onset grand mal seizures.
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A 59-year-old man with hepatitis B reactivation 
during treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2013
Tim McCarthy, MD
A 59-year-old man with a medical history significant for hypertension became symptomatic with subacute onset of lower extremity weakness and sharp…
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A pregnant 40-year-old with possible hemophilia carrier status

HemOnc Today, October 1, 2012
Tim McCarthy, MD
A 40-year-old woman who was 9 weeks pregnant with her first child presented for evaluation of easy bruising. 
 Approximately 16 years earlier, she…
Case Challenges

Side effects and bone health in a 53-year-old male on ADT

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2012
Amit Mehta, MD
The efficacy of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate adenocarcinoma has been known for more than 50 years. Within the past 10 years, however…
Case Challenges

A 60-year-old female with smoking history presents with a right upper lobe lung nodule

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2012
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 60-year-old white female presented to the hospital with complaints of progressively worsening shortness of breath, progressive weakness…
Case Challenges

A 46-year-old male with advanced nonseminomatous testicular cancer, renal and lung impairment

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2012
A 46-year-old male with a past history of hypertension initially presented to a urologist with a left-sided testicular mass. The urologist ordered…
Case Challenges

Treatment of multiple myeloma in a Jehovah’s Witness

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2012
Amit Mehta, MD
One of the pillars in the care of hematologic malignancies is transfusion support. As such, the possibility of blood product transfusion is a…
Case Challenges

A 43-year-old female with multiple plasmacytomas

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2012
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 43-year-old female presented to the hospital with back pain in October 2010. Her back pain was chronic but had worsened 2 weeks before…