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When It's Really Bad: Bone Marrow Transplant for Crohn's Disease?

Oct 26, 2015 1:00:00 PM / by Maria posted in Bone marrow, bone marrow transplantation, chemotherapy, graft versus host disease, research

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Some patients with Crohn's disease don't respond to treatment, and life is extremely impaired. Do drastic times call for drastic measures?

Millions of people worldwide have Crohn's disease, a gastrointestinal disorder that causes diarrhea, cramps, and fatigue, among other symptoms throughout the body. The exact cause of Crohn's disease remains a mystery, but scientists believe that patients are genetically predisposed to Crohn's disease, and in particular, a patient's immune system is in play.

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Clinical Trial Results for Cord Blood Transplantation in Cancer Patients

Jan 19, 2015 1:00:02 PM / by Daisy posted in blood cancer, bone marrow transplantation, clinical trial, cord blood transplantation, hematological cancer, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, research, stem cell transplantation

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The effect on outcome and survival of cancer patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with two units of cord blood versus one.

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