Readmission risks after stem cell transplants
The most common reasons for readmission of patients after haematopoietic cell transplants are infections and gastrointestinal symptoms, a study shows
When patients need to be readmitted to hospital within 30 days of a stem cell transplant – which may lead to significant healthcare costs – the most common reasons are infections and gastrointestinal symptoms, a US study shows.
Such transplants are the intravenous infusion of autologous stem cells – the patient’s own cells – or allogeneic cells from a matching donor.
The procedure re-establishes the blood cell-forming tissue, function and capacity of the marrow in patients with bone marrow disorder, defects or damage.
It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality....
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