Navigation Links
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital
Date:4/24/2013

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of children who received stem cell transplants were readmitted to the hospital within six months for treatment of problems such as infections and unexplained fevers, a new study finds.

Children who were given stem cells donated by other people were twice as likely to be readmitted as those who received their own stem cells, said the researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston.

"No one had ever looked at these data in children," Dr. Leslie Lehmann, clinical director of pediatric stem cell transplantation, said in a cancer center news release. "This is very important information and will allow us to counsel families appropriately, as well as try to devise interventions that reduce the rate of readmissions."

Lehmann and Harvard Medical School student David Shulman analyzed the medical records of 129 children who had stem cell transplants from 2008 to 2011 and found that 64 percent of them had at least one hospital readmission within 180 days after their transplant.

Fever without a known cause accounted for 39 percent of readmissions, infections for 24 percent, and gastrointestinal problems for 15 percent, the study found.

"Most of the patients went on to be successfully treated and ultimately did very well," Lehmann said.

The researchers also found that 79 percent of children who received stem cells from a related or unrelated donor were readmitted, compared with 38 percent of those who received their own stem cells.

The findings are scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, taking place this week in Miami. Study data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"We hope these findings can eventually lead to identifying a group of low-risk children who could be managed at local hospitals rather than transplant centers, reducing costs and inconvenience to families," Lehmann said.

The goal is to identify which patients could be safely treated without requiring hospital admission, she said.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about stem cell transplants and children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, news release, April 24, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Uninsured patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor have higher in-hospital mortality
2. Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple cesareans
3. Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple caesareans
4. Blood sugar control does not help infants and children undergoing heart surgery
5. Undergoing multiple ACL surgeries allows patients to regain basic function, but not full activity
6. Experts recommend men at risk for osteoporosis undergo bone density testing
7. More U.S. Kidney Exchanges Would Allow 1,000 Additional Transplants Yearly
8. After years of growth, fewer transplants done through kidney chains
9. Decline in available liver transplants expected
10. Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Show Promise for Lou Gehrigs Disease
11. Boomers With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital
(Date:1/24/2017)... KS (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... Premensa, a leading natural supplement for relieving premenstrual syndrome, or PMS . ... at some point. These symptoms can include cramps, constipation, irritability, headaches, fatigue, and ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... “Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues”: ... is available to all Christians. “Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues” is the creation ... a Christian-based talk show located in Michigan. , “We need to partner with ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved ... bipartisan original co-sponsorship of nearly one-quarter of the U.S. House of Representatives. The ... Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) strongly backs the legislation. , “NACDS thanks for their ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... The ... Buzzies users who entered metrics into the product’s app. The data replicates ... data showed that within just 30 seconds of using Buzzies, people experienced a ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... PKF O’Connor Davies , LLP, the nation’s 26th ... at the Firm, will participate in the 40th Annual "Empire State Building Run Up" ... up 1,576 steps, a vertical distance equal to about a fifth of a mile, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... Jan. 23, 2017 LifeVac, the revolutionary device ... airway and prevented choking deaths, welcomes Steve Way ... the LifeVac team as Official Spokesperson. ... LifeVac team," said Arthur Lih , Founder and ... LifeVac and his mission to raise awareness about the ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... - Product - Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... Report Highlights: ... trends to identify the investment opportunities Market forecasts till ... Key market trends across the business segments, Regions and Countries ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... January 23, 2017 Stock-Callers.com today presents ... (NASDAQ: CPRX ), Sophiris Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), and Agile Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AGRX ). ... somewhat lower in late trade on Friday, January 20 th ... 0.3%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: