Intra-Arterial Catheter Directed Therapy for Severe Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD)
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Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), resulting in death in the majority of steroid resistant patients. The study was designed to assess the efficacy of regional intra-arterial treatment in patients with resistant hepatic and/or gastro-intestinal GVHD.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Recipient of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. AGVHD of liver and or GI tract, grade 2-4. Resistant AGVHD. Signed a written informed consent.
Not fulfilling any of the inclusion criteria. Active life-threatening infection. Inability to comply with study requirements. Contraindication to arterial catheterization. Has been diagnosed with multi organ failure.