Episode 15 – Hematology Rapid Fire!

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

Just before COVID was starting to take off we had recorded a non-COVID episode on four hematology papers, but we never got around to releasing the episode. Well, better late than never…Four rapid fire papers on hematology topics that have nothing to do with COVID-19!

  1. Is an incidental lymphopenia associated with increased mortality? (00:00 – 07:40) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/192/2/E25.short
  2. Does tranexamic acid increase risk of thrombosis? (07:41 – 12:45) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31100632/
  3. Outcomes associated with antiplatelet therapy after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: (12:46 – 18:63) https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.025972 
  4. Iron deficiency in pregnancy, and the IRON MOM study: (18:14 – 26:37) https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002867

And for the Good Stuff:

  1. Powerful article from 2003 written by a Toronto physician, Dr. Mark Cheung, who details his personal experience as a health care provider, and then patient after he acquired SARS. It’s a beautiful read: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/169/12/1284 
  2. Learning about R, with the help of Teacup Giraffes https://tinystats.github.io/teacups-giraffes-and-statistics/01_introToR

Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. @roundstable

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Michael Fralick

Co-director of the Rounds Table

Michael Fralick is a general internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University, including a Research Fellowship in Health Policy at the Program On Regulation Therapeutics and Law (PORTAL). His PhD focused on the intersection between machine learning and pharmacoepidemiology.

John Fralick


John Fralick is a general internist at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Queen’s University. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary and did his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto.

Mark Cheung


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