Venous thrombosis occurred more than twice as often after placement of a PICC catheter than when conventional catheters were used. One study looked more closely at influencing factors in patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Thalassemia is a genetic disorder of hemoglobin formation. In severely affected individuals, chelation therapy may be necessary to remove the excess iron from the blood. Early detection of graft-versus-host disease was the goal of another study.
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