Transplanting adult patients with hematopoietic stem cells from placental and umbilical cord blood

BlueCross BlueShield Association
Record ID 32003000725
Authors' objectives:

The primary Assessment objective is to evaluate the outcomes of placental and umbilical cord blood stem-cell transplants (PCB-SCT) in adult patients who lack another donor. The indication for transplant may be to restore hematopoiesis after high-dose therapy for malignancy or to correct a nonmalignant bone marrow disorder. The Assessment focuses on transplants from unrelated donors, since adult patients rarely have cord blood available from siblings; non-sibling relatives often differ genetically at up to half the transplantation antigens.

Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Placenta
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Umbilical Cord
Organisation Name: BlueCross BlueShield Association
Contact Address: BlueCross BlueShield Association, Technology Evaluation Center, 225 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tel: 888 832 4321
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