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Patients with lymphoma or myeloma completed were assessed prior to and 1 month after initiating chemotherapy for depressive symptoms.

Depressive Symptoms May Be Associated With Survival in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

According to a study published in Psycho‐Oncology, patients with newly diagnosed malignant lymphoma or multiple myeloma who reported depressive symptoms prior to the start of chemotherapy had poorer survival compared with patients who were not initially depressed. The prospective analysis was conducted at the Nagoya City University Hospital in Japan. Researchers sought to investigate the…

Type of EBV-Infected Cells Valuable in Diagnosis of Hematologic Disease

Determining the type of cell infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) proves to be a valuable tool for improving the differential diagnosis of hematologic disease with concurrent EBV infection, according to study results published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. EBV is a herpesvirus that infects approximately 90% of the population…
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