Rose is a freelance writer for The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), where she previously worked as an editor.
She has a BA in journalism & media studies and Spanish from Rutgers University. You can connect with Rose on LinkedIn.
Short-Course Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia as Effective as Long-Course Therapy
The real-world study adds to previous randomized controlled trial findings suggesting that shorter courses of antibiotic therapy can be sufficient for hospitalized patients with mild or moderate community-acquired pneumonia.
TKI Therapy for Chronic-Phase CML Leads to Comparable Outcomes for AYAs and Older Adults
A retrospective study found that adolescents and young adults (AYA) receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) therapy for chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) had similar prognoses to older patients despite also showing higher tumor burden at diagnosis.
Better HRQOL, Health Literacy Seen in Systemic Mastocytosis vs Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Systemic mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndrome both negatively impact health-related quality of life (HRQOL), with mast cell activation syndrome patients reporting more significant impacts on everyday life.
Patients With Sickle Cell Disease Less Likely to Receive Specialized Care
A recent analysis of Medicaid claims data found that individuals with sickle cell disease are seeing hematologists at a lower rate than patients with other chronic genetic diseases.
Health Care Utilization Study Compares Costs of Empagliflozin, DPP-4 Inhibitors, and GLP-1 Agonists for T2D
The results suggest that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitors, which are widely prescribed in Germany, are not a cost-effective option despite lower drug pricing compared with empagliflozin.
Impact of Cold Agglutinin Disease on Daily Life Seen in New Survey
Symptoms associated with cold agglutinin disease fluctuated throughout the course of the disease, and many patients were not satisfied with management measures.
Risk of Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Conditions Linked to Rare Genomic Variants, Intellectual Disability
Early genomic testing could identify the children who are most at risk and provide opportunities to intervene as early as possible.
Report Details Rare Case of Warm AIHA Following Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
The case of warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) highlights the potential for life-threatening acute hemolysis if patients do not receive timely treatment.
Review: Fine-Tuning Sinonasal Cancer Management Requires Increased Awareness and Further Clinical Studies
The rarity of sinonasal cancers presents various challenges for advancing disease management.
Young Adults With SCD Show Better Hydroxyurea Adherence Than Children, Adolescents
With adherence estimated at less than 50% in children, adolescents, and young adults, a recent study stresses the importance of treatment adherence for patients with sickle cell disease receiving hydroxyurea and the benefit for those who do.
Large-scale Studies Needed to Guide Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases
Despite the known potential benefits of newborn screening, the exact long-term clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness in large cohorts remain uncertain due to a lack of large-scale longitudinal research.
Heavy/Light Chain Assay Useful Marker in Cold Agglutinin Disease, Study Suggests
Current standard modalities for detecting and quantifying monoclonal immunoglobin in patients with cold agglutinin disease lack adequate sensitivity. Heavy chain/light chain assay may be more effective.
GVHD May Mimic Eosinophilic GI Disorders Following Bone Marrow Transplant
After years of dependence on systemic corticosteroids, ruxolitinib treatment was effective for an adolescent patient with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) who was initially thought to have eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Thrombosis in Patients With AIHA
This retrospective study and prospective follow-up provide insight into predictors of thrombotic episodes in patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and indicators that anticoagulant prophylaxis may be beneficial to certain patients.
ICER Releases Final Evidence Report on Beti-Cel to Treat Beta Thalassemia
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released the report, which supports the long-term value of betibeglogene autotemcel (beti-cel) for the treatment of beta thalassemia.
Disease Duration, Treatment Intensity Linked With Lower QOL in Urticarial Vasculitis
A recent survey of patients with urticarial vasculitis found that quality-of-life (QOL) impairment is an important factor to consider when putting disease management plans in place.
Inflammatory Cytokine Profiles Are Similar in MDS and Unexplained Cytopenias, Study Suggests
Clonal cytopenias of undetermined significance often manifest prior to myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and a recent study found similarities in the cytokine profiles of the distinct conditions.
Case Study Details Challenges in Eosinophilic Gastritis Management
Nonspecific clinical symptoms can make identifying eosinophilic gastritis difficult, but detailed examination, biopsy, and testing can rule out other possible causes of eosinophilic infiltration of the gastric mucosa.
WGS Feasible, Valuable in Metastatic Cancer Management
As the number of known cancer targets and precision therapies increases, implementing whole-genome sequencing (WGS) into regular clinical practice may benefit patients with metastatic cancer.
Survey Provides Insight Into Patient Experiences Receiving Comprehensive Tumor Genomic Profiling Results
While comprehensive genetic profiling has the potential to change the course of certain patients’ cancers, a recent survey found that patients often have difficulty understanding results and their implications.
Doublet Therapy Shows Improved Outcomes vs Azacytidine Alone in MDS
The combination regimen delivered better overall survival and response rates among patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
Management of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Needs Improvement, Investigators Say
Additional population-based studies of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and its management are needed to reduce mortality in this patient population.
Review Highlights Potential Targets for Precision Medicine in Cholangiocarcinoma
The prognosis for cholangiocarcinoma remains poor despite advances in targeted therapy, but several targets hold promise for improving treatment strategies and patient outcomes.
Delayed Gastric Emptying May Affect a Subset of Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
A small study of children with eosinophilic esophagitis found that certain patients might benefit from gastric emptying nuclear medicine studies.
Targeting β Cells May Hold Promise for Preventing and Treating T1D
Although the autoimmune response that reduces β cell numbers has often been the focus of research in type 1 diabetes (T1D), findings from a new study suggest proinflammatory signaling in islet β cells may play a significant role in disease progression.
Hypomethylating Agents Can Produce Long Remission of MPNs but May Contribute to Morbidity, Mortality
Hypomethylating agents are a widely used treatment option in acute myeloid leukemia secondary to myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), but careful monitoring of thromboembolic risk is needed for optimal outcomes.
Assessing Longitudinal Trends in Essential Thrombocythemia, Polycythemia Vera Blood Counts
A recent study identified trends in blood counts, but did not find statistically significant associations between achieving hematological remission and clinical outcomes in polycythemia vera (PV) or essential thrombocythemia (ET).
Review of MM Treatment Landscape Compares Clinical Trials With Real-World Results
Real-world patients often differ from those eligible for clinical trials, and comparing results in both populations is a key step in fine-tuning treatment strategies for multiple myeloma.
Swedish Study Identifies MIS Risk Factors Among Pediatric Patients
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children is a rare condition known to be associated with COVID-19, but more research is needed to identify at-risk patients and guide public health interventions.
Exploring Genomic and Transcriptomic Changes Throughout Multiple Myeloma Progression
Whole-exome and RNA sequencing of early and late multiple myeloma tumor samples aimed to provide insight into disease drivers and phenotypes.
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