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App Helps Doctors Help Leukemia Patients


Doctor using a smartphone.

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Researchers at Denmark's University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Rigshospitalet hospital have developed an application to help doctors identify people at risk of infection immediately following diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

The CLL-Pre-Diagnostic Lymphocytosis app "allows doctors to enter previous and current blood test results and thus receive data on the individual patient's risk of a severe course of illness," said KU's Carsen Niemann. Patients deemed to be in this risk group may benefit from an earlier course of treatment. "Instead of practicing the same frequency of monitoring and hospital follow-up for all patients, we are able to target efforts to those at high risk of a severe course of illness."

From University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
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