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How Long After Bone Marrow Transplant Does A Patient Stay In The Hospital
Depends: It depends on things such as the type of transplant (autologous with the patient's own cells or allogeneic with a donor's cells), chemotherapy regimen used for the transplant, the patient's health status, and also the transplant center. At some centers a transplant can be done as an outpatient. For inpatient transplants the stay is generally 3-6 weeks. Discuss with your bmt physician.
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
Varies alot: It depends upon engraftment (when the blood count rises enough to be safe) and on complications. Usually no less than about 3 weeks.
Hospital stay: Allo transplant 3-4 weeks; auto transplant 1 week on an average.
This varies: With many of the peripheral blood stem cell transplants, some programs do the whole procedure as an outpatient, keeping the patient close to the center because they will need daily followup for awhile. Other programs have the patients in hospital for about 2 weeks. Patients with other serious problems may end up staying for longer times...4-6 weeks, but this is not as common as it used to be.See 1 more doctor answer
If I am coming from another city for a bone marrow transplant, how long do I need to stay near the hospital?
Not Necessarily: Following autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, no immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed because there is no risk of graft-versus-host disease (gvhd). However, after an allogeneic (donor) bone marrow-stem cell transplantation, immunosuppressive medications are given generally for up to 1 year. An attempt is made to taper these off by the end of 1 year especially if no gvhd is seen.
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!
Intense regimen...: Typically bone marrow transplants completely destroy (ablate) your marrow, usually using a combination of intense chemo and radiation. The new marrow is infused by iv, and you must wait in hospital for these cells to repopulate your marrow (engraftment). Possible complications include infection and graft versus host disease (gvhd). You will spend alot of time in hospital and have close follow-up.
It's complicated.: There are different protoclos but generally it starts with drugs to supress or destroy recipient bone marrow, and drugs to block the immune system so the graft can "take". Blood counts are low, and infections occur, transfusions needed. Once engrafted, worry is graft vs host disease and powerful immunosupressive drugs are given to prevent or treat gvhd. Sites are lung, liver, skin, GI tract.
Recover?: What do you mean by recover? A bone marrow or stem cell transplant can be part of the therapy for lymphomas. For some types of lymphoma it can help improve the chances of curing the cancer. It's role is depedent on many factors that would need to be discussed with an oncologist.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Bone marrow transplants are generally reserved for younger, otherwise healthy patients. Such patients who have an excellent response to induction and favorable molecular/cytogenetic risk may be able to avoid a transplant from a donor and may be able to just get high dose consolidation chemotherapy or an reinfusion of their own stem cells.
We have a patient suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects?
What is the question: Can you rephrase your question? What kind of side effects that the donor is afraid of. Perhaps, better understanding and communication about the procedure, the possible aes to the donor and answering the question will help the donor understand the situation. However, if the donor does not want to help- then nobody can force the donor. Other option is to use mud (matched unrelated donor) or cord blood. Meanwhile, jakafi (ruxolitinib) can be considered for symptoms relief.
Thalessemic patient with hypersplenism want to undergo bone marrow transplant do u advice splenectomy if difficult to maintain his hb above 7-8?
If the patient have no brother and sister then bone marrow transplant is possible? If possible then who can be?
Donor pool: In the us there are several centers that maintain the tissue and blood type profiles of persons who volunteer to be marrow donors. While it is much more common for close family to be considered, unrelated persons can be screened for compatibility.
If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?
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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