Posted on September 17 2013

How do you manage a patient undergoing an allogeneic bone marrow transplant

The allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a medical procedure that may be employed for the treatment of several hematologic malignancies including, but not limited to, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, acute and chronic leukemias and lymphomas. BMTs typically involve the insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC), high dose chemotherapy and, in some cases, total body irradiation, prior to the infusion of the related/unrelated donor stem cells. This procedure carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Patients generally require a period of hospitalization in isolation for approximately four weeks for recovery during which time they will be pancytopenic. To view more on this article or other articles please click here. How do you manage a patient undergoing an allogenic bone marrow transplant….. and more