Posts in Hematology
Introduction to Bleeding Disorders

Podcast: Find the leak - The Bloody Truth about Bleeding Disorders

Written by: Dr. Ying Ling (Internal Medicine Resident)
Reviewed by: Dr. Michelle Scholzberg (Hematology) and Dr. Jonathan Ailon (General Internal Medicine)
Infographic by: Howard Ong (Medical student)


1) Bleeding Assessment Tools

2) Blood: How I treat Von Willebrand Disease

3) Clinical Approach to Bleeding and Bruising in Primary Care

4) Coagulation cascade

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Approach to Anemia

Written by: Alison Lai (GIM Fellow)

Reviewed by: Dr. Wendy Lim (Hematology) and Dr. Ahraaz Wyne (General Internal Medicine)

Infographic by: Dr. Caitlyn Vasschaert (IM resident)


1) NEJM: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC)

2) Choosing Wisely Canada: Hematology Recommendations

3) Blood Journal: Oral iron supplements increase hepcidin and decrease iron absorption from daily or twice-daily doses in iron-depleted young women

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MGUS/ Multiple Myeloma

Bad Blood- MGUS

Blood is Thicker Than Water- Multiple Myeloma

Podcasts written by: Dr. Zahra Merali (Internal Medicine Resident)
Reviewed by: Dr. Laura Habib (PGY5 Malignant Hematology), Dr. Mohammed Aljama  (Malignant Hematology), Dr. Rajendar Hanmiah (General Internist)
Infographic by: Nikhita Singhal (Medical Student)


  1. International Myeloma Working Group Criteria for Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma

  2. International Myeloma Working Group Guidelines for Monitoring/Management of MGUS

  3. Blood: How I Manage Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

  4. NEJM: Long-Term Follow-up of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance

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Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Ask a Fellow: The Fatal Mismatch- Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Podcast recorded with: Dr. Kim Lewis (Critical Care Fellow)
Reviewed by: Dr. Waleed Alhazzani (Intensivist and Gastroenterologist)
Infographic by: Rachel Ahle (Physician Assistant Student)


  1. (Thrombosis Canada) Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis and Management

  2. ACC/ACH Guidelines: Acute Management of Pulmonary Embolism

  3. POCUS Images: Massive Pulmonary Embolism

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Ask a Fellow Series: Episode 1 - Peripheral Blasts

Below is the infographic to go along with our first Ask A Fellow podcast - Approach to Blasts! This infographic was created by Howard Ong, medical student. 

For more information about blasts, see recommended reading below (list provided by Dr. Siraj Mithoowani):

1. BMJ Leukemia Update Part 1 - Covers an approach to Leukemia in general (acute and chronic).

2. BMJ Best Practice on AML - Although this is a long paper, Basics, Prevention and Diagnosis would be relevant (up to page 17) for an intern. The end (page 64) has some nice high resolution pictures of blasts, Auer Rods, and APL cells.

3. Blood How I Treat Hematologic Emergencies in AML - Nice review article on emergencies in AML; but more at the level of a hematologist.

4. Click here for more pictures of different kinds of blasts! 


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