Posts Tagged ‘bone marrow’

60-Year-Old Man with Bone Pain

Posted by • October 24th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 60-year-old man was seen in the outpatient cancer center because of bone pain that had lasted for 2 months and the presence of lytic bone lesions on imaging studies. Biopsy specimens of bone marrow and bone lesions showed increased mast cells. A diagnostic procedure… Read More…

Explore the History of Medical Discoveries

Posted by • January 26th, 2012

Over 200 years, the New England Journal of Medicine has published early descriptions of disease, groundbreaking new treatments for particular conditions, and the first steps toward significant changes in how physicians care for patients.  The 200th anniversary website has an interactive timeline that allows you to search and rediscover the progress of centuries past.   Each… Read More…

Suited to a T: Interleukin-2 as Therapy for Graft-versus-Host Disease

Posted by • November 30th, 2011

In the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, two opposing characters — one a respected gentleman, the other a violent brute — are revealed to be in fact the same person, blurring the lines between good and evil. For patients with leukemia or lymphoma who have undergone bone marrow transplantation, the same could be… Read More…