This book introduces many new technologies and clinical applications of hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cell transplantation for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases. Presented in two parts, Part 1 focuses on stem cell therapies for autoimmune disease treatment; Part 2 focuses on stem cell therapies and their application in the treatment of common inflammatory diseases, including chronic knee osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and more. This book is an essential source for all advanced students and researchers involved with these diseases, stem cells, or both.
Stem Cell Transplantation for Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation and the other books in the Stem Cells in Clinical Applications series are invaluable to scientists, researchers, advanced students and clinicians working in stem cells, regenerative medicine, or tissue engineering as well as cancer or genetics research.
This comprehensive volume provides a platform from which both major and minor infectious diseases related issues are addressed in-depth among this highly susceptible population. The book begins with an overview of infections in various modalities. This is followed by chapters on clinical disorders, etiologic agents, therapeutics, and infection prevention. Chapters include easy-to-follow figures and tables, radiologic images, and pictorial demonstrations of various disease states to familiarize and reacquaint the transplant clinicians and surgeons in practice and training, and those belonging to subspecialties providing supportive care for these patients. Discussions to enumerate the noninfectious causes that mimic infectious diseases; clinical relevance and effective utility of existing and emerging diagnostic tools are presented throughout the book. Authored by leaders in their fields, this book is the go-to reference for management of patients undergoing hematopoietic and solid organ transplantation.
In collaboration with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Boucher, Dr. Jo-Ann Young has put together a state-of the-art issue of the Infectious Disease Clinics of North America devoted to Management of Infectious Diseases in Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy. Clinical review articles from expert authors are specifically devoted to the following topics, addressing both the stem cell transplant recipient and the hematologic malignancy patient: Chemotherapy Regimens for Hematologic Malignancies and Issues That Affect Infection; Stem Cell Transplantation Technical Issues That Affect Infection in The Recipient; Complications of Stem Cell Transplantation That Cause Infections; Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Preemptive Agents and Regimens for the Prevention of Infection; Workup for Fever During Neutropenia; Herpesvirus Infections; Cytomegalovirus Infections; Respiratory Virus Infections; Other DNA Virus Infections; Bacterial Infections; Fungal Infections; Parasitic Infections; Vaccination; and Immunoglobulin Replacement. Readers will come away with the latest information they need to manage infections and improve outcomes in these patients.