Intra-arterial catheter guided steroid administration for the treatment of steroid-refractory intestinal GvHD.

@article{Buergler2013IntraarterialCG,
  title={Intra-arterial catheter guided steroid administration for the treatment of steroid-refractory intestinal GvHD.},
  author={David Buergler and Michael Medinger and Jakob R. Passweg and Arne Fischmann and Christoph Bucher},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          184-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute gastrointestinal GvHD (GI-aGvHD) refractory to first-line treatment with systemic corticosteroids is resulting in death in the majority of patients. We prospectively assessed the feasibility and efficacy of regional intra-arterial steroid treatment in adult patients with severe (≥ grade III) GI-aGvHD not responding to first-line treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with more than +++ GI-aGvHD not responding to intravenous methylprednisolone at a dose of 2mg/kg/day were… CONTINUE READING
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