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This quiz has 25 Basic and Practical Questions from Transfusion Medicine which a hematologist or haemato oncologists should know. Questions are derived and referenced mainly from book Hematology Oncology Therapy 2nd Ed. All 25 questions are TRUE/FALSE types and answers, and explanation can be seen immediately after selecting answer and clicking on See Answer.
β-lactam antibiotics (beta-lactam antibiotics) are antibiotics that contain a beta-lactam ring in their chemical structure. This includes penicillin derivatives, cephalosporins and cephamycins, monobactams (aztreonam), carbapenems and carbacephems. These β-lactam antibiotics are cornerstone of treatment of gram-negative bacterial (GNB) sepsis. However, resistance to β-lactam antibiotics is now not uncommon and is major cause of sepsis deaths. …
An essential component of allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the conditioning regimen administered before the hematopoietic cell infusion. This post is about basic concepts of conditioning regimens in allogeneic HSCT. Concept of conditioning has evolved over time from high dose myeloablative chemotherapy or radiotherapy to balanced myeloablation and immunosuppression which allows…
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