Day 5: Bone marrow transplant

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Day 5: Bone marrow transplant, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6203In cases where leukaemia has not responded to treatment, or when the patient relapses, then a bone marrow transplant is a common course of treatment. Bone marrow transplants are used with the aim of completely resetting the…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – tumour lysis syndrome

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – tumour lysis syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6185Treating leukaemia produces its own complications. The most common time to have complications is during induction. For any new presentations of tumours, or for patients at the start of treatment, be aware of tumour lysis…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – treatment

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – treatment, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6184 Hamish will undergo treatment for his leukaemia, and this can be a hugely overwhelming prospect for the family. The best approach to begin with may be to just give an overview of the principles of ALL…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – risk factors and prognosis

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – risk factors and prognosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6182  We suspect that Hamish has ALL – how do we confirm this, and more importantly, what is his prognosis? View all our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Week posts Using the most up to date study…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – presentation

Cite this article as: Goldstein, H. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – presentation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.1248 Hamish, 5, has been tired and miserable for the last week of the school holidays. On the second day back at school, his Mum is asked to collect him after a bleeding nose that lasts about…

Thrombocytosis

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Thrombocytosis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6139 Jenna presents to ED with a mild exacerbation of her asthma and a temp. She seems to have improved and is about to be sent home when the registrar notices that her platelet count is 600 x 109 Will this just…

Look through the loops

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Look through the loops, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/look-through-the-loops/A nearly 8 year old female came to the ED with a chief complaint of stomach aches for one week. These pains would come and go and were best characterised as crampy in nature with no particular location.

ABO incompatible blood transfusion

Cite this article as: Anders, M. ABO incompatible blood transfusion, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3786UNOS Policy: ABO incompatible HTX for children up to 2 years (with acceptable isohaemoglutinin titres – less than 1:4) Recipient Donor compatible Donor incompatible Antibodies to avoid Plasma / Platelets RBC 0 0 0 0 AB Anti AAnti B…

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