26 Aug '14, 11am
Lean about the North American Pediatric #AplasticAnemia Consortium I
Supportive care, which encompasses blood production transfusion and the prophylaxis and treatment of infections, is an important component in the management of patients with SAA. As supportive care in the setting of HSCT is often more clearly defined, expert panelists Drs. Anjulika Chawla (Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital), Ulrike Reiss (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Zora Rogers (UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center at Dallas), and Kelly Walkovich (University of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital) focused on current practice and areas of needed research pertaining to supportive care during IST for SAA based on results of a survey of 18 NAPAAC physicians. Regarding the transfusion of blood products, 88% of responders use the minimum number of transfusions of packed red blood cells (pRBC) that keep patients asymptomatic, while 78% of res...