Development of a Standardized Follow Up for Pediatric Transplant Long Term Survivors by Family Physicians

Jo-Anne Richer, Marie-France Vachon, Henrique Bittencourt, Pierre Teira, Michel Duval, Sonia Cellot, Christiane Friedrichi
2015 Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation  
Findings & Interpretation: Patients were often excluded from studies if diagnostic scans revealed pathological long bone fractures or cord compression. Benefits of exercise included increased lower body strength, perceived quality of life, and adherence to training regimens when supervised by an exercise physiologist or physical therapist. Select studies also revealed a positive influence on body composition and systolic blood pressure. Discussions & Implications: Research supports that
more » ... pports that patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma benefit from exercise. However, there is room to explore the effect exercise has in decreasing secondary complications that can occur following HSCT. We plan on presenting these findings to leadership to pursue development of an exercise program for our patients with Multiple Myeloma pre-, during, and post-autologous HSCT. Abstracts / Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 21 (2015) S374eS390 S379
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