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Acute myeloid leukaemia: clinical review

Acute myeloid leukaemia: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

2.5 hours

Published

February 26, 2014

Updated

February 26, 2014

Programme Description

This article by Dr Mark Ethell and Dr Michael Potter discusses the epidemiology and aetiology, diagnosis and management of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the WHO definition of AML, managing relapses and AML in pregnancy.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the AML classification, subtypes and risk factors¬†
  • Explain the possible treatment options and prognosis¬†
  • Discuss the management through specialist centres
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Mark Ethell
    Consultant haemato-oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Michael Potter
    Consultant haematologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Test authors
    Dr Mark Ethell
    Consultant haemato-oncologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    Dr Michael Potter
    Consultant haematologist
    The Royal Marsden Hospital
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.5 learning credits (2.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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