Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2004, the specialty of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has continued to progress as a treatment option for many diseases. Indications for the use of autologous, syngeneic, and allogeneic transplantation continue to expand.
The newly updated second edition of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Manual for Nursing Practice presents the most up-to-date information regarding the use of HSCT. Chapter topics include an overview of hematopoiesis and immunology, basic concepts of transplantation, stem cell collection, course of transplant treatment and acute complications, acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, various complications from gastrointestinal to neurologic, relapse, long-term care and survivorship, ethics, and much more.
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