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Can ultrasound be a helpful tool during bone marrow biopsy?

4 Apr

An interesting approach in a very small study with the idea of using ultrasound to precisely localize posterior iliac crest.

Link to the article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23493477

Sublingual fentanyl did not relieve pain during bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

21 Mar

An interesting research article published by Kuivalainen A-M et al. at the Department of Hematology, Helsinki University Hospital in Finland. According to their results pain intensity scores didn’t show any significant difference between patients receiving sublingual fentanyl as premedication and the placebo.

They do however recognize the role of anxiety prior the procedure as a pain influencing factor that could be addressed to reduce a painful experience.

A link to the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23509019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

24 Dec

Christmas is here which also means that soon yet another year is coming slowly to an end, we finally managed to publish our review article in Annals of Hematology (a link is coming up soon) and we are slowly starting to process data gathered from our clinic in hope to be able to present our results during spring 2013. The forthcoming year seems to be a truly an exciting one…

But first things first, let us first gather among our beloved ones and enjoy Christmas times and to all our friends, family and colleges throughout the world, may we wish you a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year