Background/aim: The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique challenge to the care of patients with hematological malignancies. We aim to provide supportive guidance to clinicians making individual patients decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular during periods that access to healthcare resources may be limited. Conclusion: This review also provides recommendations, which are convenient in evaluating indications for therapy, reducing therapy-associated immunosuppression, and reducing healthcare utilization in patients with specific hematological malignancies in the COVID-19 era. Specific decisions regarding treatment of hematological malignancies will need to be individualized, based on disease risk, risk of immunosuppression, rates of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and available local healthcare resources.
COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, hematological malignancies
SEVAL, GÜLDANE CENGİZ; TOPÇUOĞLU, PERVİN; and DEMİRER, TANER
"Treatment approaches for managing patients with hematological malignancies in thetime of COVID-19 pandemic,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 51:
6, Article 1.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol51/iss6/1