Laboratory Investigation of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs):  Recommendations of the Canadian Mpn Group.

Une publication du Dr. Lambert Busque a récemment été publiée dans le American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Voici le résumé de cet article.

OBJECTIVES:

To standardize diagnostic investigations for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to increase homogeneity in patient care and to streamline diagnostic approaches in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

METHODS:

The development of Canadian expert consensus recommendations for the diagnosis of MPNs began with a review of the following: clinical evidence, daily practice, existing treatment guidelines, and availability of diagnostic tools. Each group member was assigned a specific topic, which they discussed with the entire group during several consensus meetings.

RESULTS:

This document provides the Canadian MPN group’s recommendations, proposed diagnostic algorithms, and background evidence upon which decisions were made.

CONCLUSIONS:

Standardization of diagnostic investigations will increase homogeneity in patient care and provide a foundation for future clinical research in this rapidly evolving therapeutic area. Streamlining diagnostic approaches in the most efficient and cost-effective manner will also result in significant cost saving for the health care system.

 

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