New WHO guideline for diagnosis of anaemia

The World Health Organisation has just revised its guideline for diagnosis of anaemia thanks to a team of Australian researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, led by Professor Sant-Rayn Pasricha.

These Australian researchers  have already:

Whilst this WHO guideline is for diagnosis of anaemia in general populations and does not refer to anaemia in the context of myeloproliferative neoplasms, we are excited to report on the contribution made to the field by Australian researchers.

The ABC’s ‘Health Report’ interviewed Professor Sant-Rayn Pasricha to explain the new guideline and how it was arrived at.
Listen to the interview  HERE.

The guideline is titled ‘Guideline on haemoglobin cutoffs to define anaemia in individuals and populations’ and is freely available to download in PDF form HERE.

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Detailed MPN information for GPs now available


MPNs have been featured in an article in the Australian Journal of General Practice titled ‘Myeloproliferative neoplasms: Classifications and an approach to diagnosis’.

The aim of the article is to provide general practitioners (GPs) insight into the classification and clinical approach to diagnosis of MPNs.

The full article is available HERE.

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