Clinical case reports
Optimization of Hematology Patient's treatment: It is possible to obtain a 100% CD34+ recovery after CD34+ selection using the CliniMACS Prodigy. © 2020 The Authors. Clinical Case Reports published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus of recipient (R) and donor (D) influences hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) outcome. However, it is not a reliable indicator of CMV infection in primary immunodeficiency disorder (PIDD) recipients who are unable to make adequate antigen-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) or who receive intravenous Ig (IVIg) prior ...
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
In hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, the incidence of tuberculosis in positive interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) without isoniazid prophylaxis (3.58/100 person-years) was higher than in negative or indeterminate IGRA (1.15/100 person-years; P = .01) and in positive IGRA with isoniazid prophylaxis (0/100 person-years; P = .09). The numb...
Journal of intensive care medicine
To examine if fluid balance surrounding pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients was associated with mortality, ventilator-free days, and intensive care unit (ICU)-free days. To explore other population-specific factors associated with poor outcome. Retrospective review of HSCT patients ad...
Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal
A hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is an intense treatment approach for patients with a hematologic malignancy and brings a significant risk for morbidity and mortality. HSCT brings hope of cure for patients; however, treatments are lengthy and burdensome from both a physical and psychosocial perspective. As the culture of HSCT has traditi...
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are common after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and are associated with increased long-term morbidity and mortality. However, short-term outcomes related to BSI in this population remain unknown. More specifically, it is unclear whether choices related to empiric antimicrobials for potentially infected ...
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
We present here the first published use of letermovir for the treatment of resistant cytomegalovirus (CMV) in a pediatric patient. A 14-year-old girl underwent a double unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation to treat her sickle cell disease (hemoglobin SS) and developed ganciclovir-resistant CMV DNAemia with end-organ involvement that was t...
BK virus encephalitis after HSCT is uncommon. Several reports of native kidney BKVN in patients with HSCT, hematologic malignancies, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and non-renal solid organ transplantation have been described. However, an uncommon combination of BK encephalitis and ESRD of native kidneys secondary to BK virus in a child wi...
Pediatric blood & cancer
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a rare disease in childhood. While hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) was the treatment of choice for CML prior to 2000, the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) changed the management of this disease. This population-based analysis was conducted in the province of Ontario, Canada to gather info...