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Bk Virus Bone Marrow Transplant
Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most teams will consider attempting, is to adjust the medications used for immunosuppression - however, this will be weighed against the risk of the organ being rejected. Hope this explanation helps! ...Read more
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Infections and GVHD: Common complications after a bone marrow transplant include being susceptible to a wide range of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria and fungi). In addition, graft versus host disease (gvhd) can occur where the immune cells from the donor recognize the host (patient) as foreign. Gvhd can range from a mild skin rash and a little nausea to being chronically debilitating or fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes shorter: It depends on the type of transplant. If you get your own cells (autologous) recovery is generally 3-6 months. For a transplant from a donor (allogeneic) some patients are back to work in 6 months but more typically return to work is 6-12 months but it can be longer if there are delayed complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marrow transplantati: While this is commonly used for the leukemias, lymphomas and aplastic anemias, a variety of other condtions are being tested including inherited immune deficiency, blood dyscrasias and some other inherited systemic diseases. Ask your doctor if your condition qualifies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A bone marrow or peripheral blood (pb) stem cell transplant (sct) is not painful. There are various "induction" treatments that depend on the type of cancer or disease to "condition" or get rid of the cancer (& normal) cells. A sct then "rescues" the bone marrow by returning self (autologous sct) cells or cells from another (allogeneic sct). The sct itself is similar to a blood infusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
15,000 a year: It is hard to answer because the number of diseases that require bone marrow transplant vary, and the types of cells used also very. It is estimated that about 15, 000 patients need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant in the us each year; according to the health resources and services administration. http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/about/general_faqs/index.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This refers to using chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to treat patients and then replacing their bone marrow cells with their own stem cells (autologous transplant) or a donors stem cells (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplant generally refers to using bone marrow cells but is often used when using stem cells collected ...Read more
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
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