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Development Problems: Systems Design Thinking Needed to Resolve

What is common between these two very different settings: sitting in a moving aeroplane and having a surgery done in an operation theatre? Well, both are highly complex, man-made environments that their end-users are hardly aware of. These environments are operated by highly skilled technical teams that carefully monitor several parameters on a real-time basis and do the needful to give a good experience to its users.

Treatment Intensification of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Refinement of risk-based treatment stratification by minimal residual disease (MRD) at different time points has improved outcomes of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this prospective study, they evaluated effects of such stratification, including intensification of therapy based on response assessment at day-15 and MRD at day-29 of induction to test if treatment intensification would improve outcomes.