How we approach patient evaluation for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

M. Hamadani, M. Craig, F. T. Awan, S. M. Devine

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Abstract

The evaluation of patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a complex process. The decision to recommend transplantation is not simply dependent on patient diagnosis; instead it is a specialized analytic decision process intricately dependent on a number of variables including patient age, performance status, medical comorbidities, family support structure, socioeconomic viability and motivation to participate in self-care, to name a few. The process of pre-transplant patient evaluation has substantial variability across different transplant centers, owing to lack of formal published guidelines. This review summarizes the process of pre-transplant patient evaluation and workup, and aims to describe components of a well-organized and evidenced-based patient selection process for SCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1268
Number of pages10
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • patient evaluation
  • patient selection
  • workup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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