Fox, LC and Ragg, SJ and Lowenthal, RM and Tegg, EM and Johnston, AM, Use of 'rainy day' autologous haemopoietic stem cells: a single-institution experience over 10 years, Internal Medicine Journal, 44, (9) pp. 897-902. ISSN 1444-0903 (2014) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: We conducted an audit of indications for and eventual transplantation of 'rainy day' harvests performed at our institution over a 10-year period.
Results: Although there was some variation across different disease groups, we found that only 14% of cells were transplanted. The median delay to transplantation was 19 months.
Conclusion: Together with recent advances in stem cell mobilisation techniques, results from this audit suggest that the practice may not be an effective use of limited health resources.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||stem cell transplantation, haematological malignancies, haematopoietic transplantation, autologous transplantation, rainy day|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Ragg, SJ (Dr Scott Ragg)|
|UTAS Author:||Lowenthal, RM (Professor Ray Lowenthal)|
|UTAS Author:||Tegg, EM (Dr Elizabeth Tegg)|
|UTAS Author:||Johnston, AM (Dr Anna Johnston)|
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