Over the past 35 years, stem cell and bone marrow transplantation have evolved from experimental therapies to well-established and widely used treatments for a variety of malignant and nonmalignant conditions. This 2009 book is a practical pocket manual for all members of the stem cell and bone marrow transplant team, based on a popular in-house handbook used at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The manual covers all aspects of the transplantation process, from stem cell processing through management of transplant-related complications. Evaluation and counseling of patients and donors, preventative care, and conditioning regimens are also covered, making this an ideal resource for nurses as well. The text is handily arranged in outline format to maximize the usefulness and convenience of this resource.
1. Rationale for transplantation; 2. Types of transplantation; 3. HLA matching in allogeneic transplantation; 4. Stem cell source; 5. Pre-transplant evaluation and counseling of patient and donor; 6. Conditioning regimes; 7. Stem cell infusion; 8. ABO compatibility; 9. Engraftment; 10. Preventive care; 11. Transplant related complications; 12. Graft versus host disease - prophylaxis and acute; 13. Graft versus host disease - chronic; 14. Engraftment syndrome; 15. Infectious disease; 16. Graft rejection and failure; 17. Gastrointestinal complications; 18. Pulmonary complications; 19. Veno-occlusive disease; 20. Special transfusion-related situations; 21. Cardiovascular complications; 22. Neurologic complications; 23. Cystitis; 24. Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI); 25. Transplantation: regulation and accreditation.