SKIMS starts Stem Cell Treatment

52-year-old undergoes Autologous Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 4: In a significant development, the SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura has successfully performed its first Autologous Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant and the “patient is progressing satisfactorily”.
 “52 years old patient suffering from Multiple Myloma underwent state-of –art treatment in the form of stem cell transplantation,” said Prof Mushtaq Ahmad of Department of Medical Oncology SKIMS flanked by his colleague and Prof Sheikh Aijaz Aziz.
 “Earlier”, the duo said “The patient was given multi-agent cyclical combination chemotherapy, without satisfactory response.”
 “Subsequently he was treated with Bortezomib / Dexa and patient achieved clinical remission in October, 2010 without any manifest morbidity. He was re-admitted in December and after properly explaining the procedure underwent Autologous stem cell transplant,” the medicos said.
 “Intensive monitoring and management with recombinant growth factors, single donor aphresis platelets, antibiotics, anti-fungal and nutritional support patient successfully engrafted,” a SKIMS handout said.
 “The transplant team plans to enroll newer patients with varied indications for such treatment modality with confidence and pride. This facility will be a great relief to patients; apart from getting it at their door step it would be cost effective,” it added.
 Meanwhile the Director SKIMS, Dr Abdul Hamid Zargar, has complimented the transplant team for this “landmark development”.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:00:00 IST




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