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Chronic graft versus host disease : interdisciplinary management

Author: Georgia B Vogelsang; Steven Pavletic
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) is the most common complication of allogenic bone marrow transplantation. Because of the protracted clinical course of chronic GVHD, transplant centers and hematology/oncology offices are inadequately equipped to manage these immuno-incompetent patients with a multi-system disorder. Practitioners need to be able to recognize and effectively manage chronic GVHD as a late  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georgia B Vogelsang; Steven Pavletic
ISBN: 9780521884235 0521884233
OCLC Number: 286432233
Description: xiii, 422 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: General principles --
Historical aspects of chronic graft versus host disease --
Pathophysiology of acute graft versus host disease --
Pathophysiology of chronic graft versus host disease --
Animal models of chronic graft versus host disease --
Incidence and trends --
Clinical manifestations and natural history --
Risk factors and predictive models for chronic graft versus host disease --
Biomarkers in chronic graft versus host disease --
Clinical management --
Diagnosis and staging --
Chronic graft versus host disease pharmacology --
Prevention of chronic graft versus host disease --
Front line treatment of chronic graft versus host disease --
Salvage therapy in chronic graft versus host disease --
Evaluating therapeutic response in chronic graft versus host disease --
General principles of ancillary and supportive care --
Organ site or system-specific manifestations --
Cutaneous manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease --
Oral chronic graft versus host disease --
Chronic ocular graft versus host disease --
Gynecological manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease --
Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease --
Chronic graft versus host disease and the lung --
Hematologic complications of chronic graft versus host disease --
Neurological manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease --
Rehabilitation evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic graft versus host disease --
Infections --
Endocrine and metabolic effects of chronic graft versus host disease --
Other manifestations of chronic graft versus host disease --
Psychosocial issues in chronic graft versus host disease --
Secondary malignancies and other late effects --
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in chronic graft versus host disease --
Special considerations in chronic GVHD --
Design of clinical trials testing treatment for chronic graft versus host disease --
Spectrum of chronic graft versus host disease in unique clinical situations: the role of stem-cell source including cord blood stem cells, reduced-intensity conditioning, and donor leukocyte infusions --
Pediatric chronic graft versus host disease --
Principles of interdisciplinary practice in the care of patients with chronic graft versus host disease --
Patient advocacy, education and psychosocial support --
Future directions.
Responsibility: edited by Georgia B. Vogelsang, Steven Z. Pavletic.

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This book is the only practical and comprehensive resource available for the clinician managing chronic GVHD.  Read more...

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'The editors, Drs Georgia B. Voselsang and Steven Z. Pavletic, pioneers in the recognition of the multi-organ complexity of this disease, have included in the writing of this book a refreshing Read more...

 
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