Preventing central line infections – lecture at EBMT Nurses Group International Study Day Gothenburg/Sweden

Today I had a pleasure to have a lecture on practices aiming at reduction of central line infections in HSCT patient – including the topic of family participation. The lecture as always is avaliabale on line: download

 

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Oncology – future trends in care

The new, refreshed oncology seminar for English Division Students can be downloaded here.

 

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A nice animation of von Willebrand Factor

In a recent paper in NEJM (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1505643#t=article) you can find quite interesting animation of von Willebrand factor action in physiology and in disease:

The movie can be seen here: http://www.nejm.org/action/showMediaPlayer?doi=10.1056%2FNEJMoa1505643&aid=NEJMoa1505643_attach_1&area=

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Bone marrow transplantation AD 2016

I have just had my presentation on bone marrow transplantation for students. It includes some new things compared to the presentation from last year. The presentation is available to download here.

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Bioinnovation Summit – Gdańsk 2016

I was very happy to be invited to Bioinnovation Summit in Gdańs (http://www.bioinnovation.pl/) where I talked about the stem cells. The presentation can be downloaded here.

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HIV – cord blood as treatment

The new trial in Spain – probably one of the many. Basing on the success of the “Berlin patient” – a man infected with HIV who got bone marrow transplantation without CCR5 receptor and got cured of HIV – there is a number of clinical trials that try to target this idea. One of them uses cord blood from public bank – the donors without CCR5 are used and natural potential of the cord blood which needs to be specific just in 4 out of 6 HLA alleles for successful transplant. You can read more here:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/100188/20151028/first-trial-to-use-umbilical-cord-stem-cells-for-hiv-treatment-set-to-start-in-spain.htm

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Some news about cord blood

I have just prepared short presentation on news in cord blood transplantation. There are some developments I find very exciting. The presentation can be downloaded here:2016 Namnażanie krwi pępowinowej

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Eradication of CVC biofilm

Very interesting report has been published recently by Reitzel RA and colleagues. They show use of catheter lock solution which is able to eradicate the biofilm formed by bacterias on CVC.

 

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More promising data on HSCT in MS

An interesting paper by Somani MP et al. can be found here. HSCT far more likely to be relevantly clinically active in MS than other drugs.

 

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Gause vs transparent dressing – metaanalysis

Very interesting study has been published recently. It is a meta analysis that shows that transparent polyurethane dressing might be inferior to gause dressing when it comes to the prevention of CVC infections.

The study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27144903

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