Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, February 13th, 2005
"Endocarditis is an uncommon complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). A retrospective review of 1547 patients who underwent HSCT in Vancouver between January 1986 and December 2001 was performed.
"In all, 20 cases of endocarditis were identified (1.3% of all patients) with nine patients having received cryopreserved autologous stem cells, six stem cells from a histocompatible sibling and five patientsí stem cells from an unrelated donor," wrote scientists in Canada.
"Five patients had endocarditis...
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