• Users Online: 577
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41-50

Management of hematological malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic


Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology (Oncology Centre), College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Aamer Aleem
Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh 11472
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_79_20

Rights and Permissions

Patients with hematological malignancies (HM) appear to be at increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection and its complications. General measures to protect patients with HM from COVID-19 include limiting exposure of patients to medical environments with the use of telemedicine and virtual clinics, delaying elective diagnostic services, modifying treatment modalities in a manner that reduces the probability of further immune suppression such as shortening the treatment course or prolonging the interval between treatment courses, and growth factor support to reduce the risk of neutropenia. Reducing the threshold for packed RBC and platelet transfusions to mitigate reduced blood product supplies, and a careful attention to drug interactions in patients who get the COVID-19, are also important management measures. Physicians caring for patients with HM need to carefully evaluate each individual patient to optimize therapies, take measures to maximize safety of patients and staff, without significantly compromising outcomes. This paper discusses management of HM during the COVID-19 pandemic.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed645    
    Printed24    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded133    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal