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Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is limited by the paucity of HLA-matched donors and the frequent occurrence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recent clinical reports have implied that the use of umbilical cord blood (UCB) may alleviate some of the problems associated with BMT. Banks of frozen UCB could make the problem of finding suitable stem cell(More)
OBJECTIVES Variations in chronic illness care are common in our health care system and may lead to suboptimal outcomes. Specifically, inconsistent use and suboptimal medication dosing have been demonstrated in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Quality improvement (QI) efforts have improved outcomes in conditions such as asthma and(More)