Day 5: Bone marrow transplant

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Davis, T. Day 5: Bone marrow transplant, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6203

In 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 patients immunity. View all our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Week posts There are huge psychosocial implications for families during…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – tumour lysis syndrome

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Davis, T. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – tumour lysis syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6185

Treating 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 and how it can present. View all our Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Week posts Tumour lysis syndrome is most commonly seen…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – risk factors and prognosis

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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 outcomes, the 5 year survival is 85% Once the child gets further through the initial treatment and is given a standard risk, then…

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – presentation

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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 fifteen minutes. The teacher comments to Mum that Hamish is looking a bit “thin & pale”, and they’ve noticed…

Thrombocytosis

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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 resolve or should we do something about it?

ABO incompatible blood transfusion

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Anders, M. ABO incompatible blood transfusion, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3786

UNOS 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 AB 0 0 A Anti A AB or A 0 0 B Anti B AB or B…

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