Side Effects of Conditioning Regimens
Despite the reconstitutive effects of marrow transplantation on hematopoiesis, severe hematologic and non-hematologic toxicity is produced by the myeloablative conditioning regimens commonly used to condition patients. Specific toxicities depend on the agents employed, their dose and schedule as well as the patient’s overall clinical condition, co-morbid illness, prior treatment, disease status, excretory-organ function, concomitant medications, etc. Disease status is a particularly important prognostic factor for toxicity, as it is a rough but useful gauge of the extent of prior therapy and the resultant degree of organ damage. Moreover, patients with advanced disease status will tend to tolerate therapy less well for other reasons related to the presence of advanced disease.
KeywordsBone Marrow Transplantation Conditioning Regimen Total Body Irradiation Interstitial Pneumonitis Hemorrhagic Cystitis
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