Pediatric Survivors After HCT
Following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), pediatric recipients face a high incidence of late effects, underscoring the need for long-term monitoring and early detection.1 To optimize the long-term care for patients with malignant and non-malignant diseases, this case-based activity explores post-autologous and allogeneic HCT screening recommendations, including: risk factors associated with exposures and late effects, screening and assessment guidelines, and vaccination schedules.
This activity is intended for pediatric hematologists,/oncologists, pediatricians, nurses, and other health care practitioners who care for pediatric patients following HCT.
- Identify the most common late effects experienced by pediatric HCT recipients that require ongoing follow up and care.
- Apply appropriate screening, testing and vaccination schedules from recommended guidelines according to each patient's exposures and risk factors.
- Utilize care planning tools as part of a patient's multidisciplinary team of care providers to identify, document and communicate needs for follow-up care.
Angela Smith, M.D., M.S.
Attending Physician, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, MN Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Minneapolis, MN
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/ Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota
Navneet Majhail, M.D., M.S.
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Professor of Medicine, Department of Hematology & Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Scientific Director, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Minneapolis, MN
Participants must complete and submit the evaluation for the activity in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Certificates will be issued via email within 30 days.
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1 Jesudas R, Malesky A, Chu R, Fischer H, Kamat D. Reviewing the follow-up care of pediatric patients' status post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the primary care pediatrician. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Jun;52(6):487-95.
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