This animated video describes graft-versus-host disease, a common side effect of an allogeneic transplant
What is graft-versus-host disease? With “graft-versus-host disease”, “graft” refers to a section of transplanted, or donated tissue, like bone marrow or peripheral blood, and “host” refers to the tissues of the person receiving the transplant. In this disease, immune cells in the donated tissue attack the recipient’s body cells. Find our complete video library only on Osmosis Prime. Hundreds of thousands of current & future clinicians learn by Osmosis. We have unparalleled tools and materials to prepare you to succeed in school, on board exams, and as a future clinician. Sign up for a free trial. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Get early access to our upcoming video releases, practice questions, giveaways, and more when you follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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Researchers say they have identified biomarkers that may help guide early treatment decisions in patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Dr. Ferrara and Hrishikesh Srinagesh, along with their colleagues at Mount Sinai, have conducted extensive research with these biomarkers and presented some of their findings at the Acute Leukemia Forum of Hemedicus
Ruxolitinib was recently approved to treat acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and trials are ongoing to understand the best way to use the treatment with transplantation, said David Snyder, MD, associate chair of the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope.