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Five hematologic tests and treatments to question. Blood 2014 Dec 04;124(24):3524-8

Date

12/05/2014

Pubmed ID

25472968

DOI

10.1182/blood-2014-09-599399

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84916232429   36 Citations

Abstract

Choosing Wisely(®) is a medical stewardship initiative led by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in collaboration with professional medical societies in the United States. The American Society of Hematology (ASH) released its first Choosing Wisely(®) list in 2013. Using the same evidence-based methodology as in 2013, ASH has identified 5 additional tests and treatments that should be questioned by clinicians and patients under specific, indicated circumstances. The ASH 2014 Choosing Wisely(®) recommendations include: (1) do not anticoagulate for more than 3 months in patients experiencing a first venous thromboembolic event in the setting of major, transient risk factors for venous thromboembolism; (2) do not routinely transfuse for chronic anemia or uncomplicated pain crises in patients with sickle cell disease; (3) do not perform baseline or surveillance computed tomography scans in patients with asymptomatic, early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia; (4) do not test or treat for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia if the clinical pretest probability of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is low; and (5) do not treat patients with immune thrombocytopenia unless they are bleeding or have very low platelet counts.

Author List

Hicks LK, Bering H, Carson KR, Haynes AE, Kleinerman J, Kukreti V, Ma A, Mueller BU, O'Brien SH, Panepinto JA, Pasquini MC, Rajasekhar A, Sarode R, Wood WA

Authors

Julie A. Panepinto MD, MSPH Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Marcelo C. Pasquini MD, MS Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anemia, Sickle Cell
Female
Hematologic Tests
Hematology
Humans
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Male
Societies, Medical
United States
Venous Thromboembolism
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