Graft-versus-host disease is a complication of bone marrow transplants
that can cause problems including skin rash, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, jaundice and muscle weakness.
Bone marrow transplants
, also known as stem cell transplants, treat patients who have illnesses such as leukaemia and blood disorders such as sickle cell anaemia.
But doctors succeeded to save him with what in medical terms is called a halfmatched bone marrow transplant
, practiced abroad but not in India.
He said bone marrow transplant
cost lower in Turkey when compared with other countries, "we rely on Turkish doctors.
The bone marrow transplant
from one sibling to another was successfully performed and Mariam has now been moved to a ward, the report said.
Summary: Children who need bone marrow transplants
may be spared some of the worst side effects of chemotherapy.
Traditional bone marrow transplants
have been performed since the late 1960s, usually with donated bone marrow.
She reported on preliminary findings from an ongoing study of 280 mothers of children who underwent a bone marrow transplant
for either treatment of high-risk leukemia or relapsing leukemia.
LIFE SAVER Dr Jack Whittaker, right, with patient Neil Watkins, who received a bone marrow transplant
from Dr Whittaker 20 years ago.
If bone marrow transplant
patients become infected, the death rate may exceed 90%.
Me and My Marrow is the name of a new book that aims to help children find their way through the difficult, often overwhelming bone marrow transplant
The use of laminar air flow rooms for bone marrow transplant
recipients has been controversial.
Within the past year, numerous states have introduced bills that would mandate insurance coverage for investigational cancer therapies - in particular high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant
for breast cancer.
The International Bone Marrow Transplant
Registry estimated that in 2002 approximately 45,000 people received blood and bone marrow transplants
, which are types of SCT.
MULTAN -- Hot climate of South Punjab is not only more feasible for bone marrow transplant
but can also produce higher success rates at low expenditure as compared to other areas of the country.