haematology
Anaemia

Can routine bone marrow examination be avoided for haematological malignancies?

While bone marrow examination has been the gold standard for diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) for many years, a new non-invasive diagnostic model may help patients avoid the unpleasant procedure in about half of cases. Israeli researchers have shown that a combination of six simple clinical variables including haemoglobin and white blood cell counts was ...

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