• Current practice in nutrition after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - results from a survey among hematopoietic stem cell transplant centers

    1 month ago - By Clinical Nutrition

    Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is frequently associated with impaired oral intake and malnutrition, which potentially increases morbidity and mortality. Therefore, nutrition is one of the major challenges in the post-transplant period.
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  • Transplant increases survival for patients with kidney failure due to sickle cell disease

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with sickle cell disease-related kidney failure experienced similar reductions in mortality following transplantation as those whose kidney failure stemmed from other causes, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins.
    Despite this observed benefit, study results also indicated patients with sickle cell disease were less likely to receive a transplant than patients with other kidney failure etiologies.
    “Previously, some providers who relied upon older data expressed concerns that transplantation may be rather futile in the sickle cell population given their relatively high
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