Current project's

Physical Therapy/ Rehabilitation Protocol for BMT/GVHD Patient's


Note: 

This Project is now 75% of completion.


We are currently working on creating first ever Physical therapy/ Rehabilitation best practice clinical guidelines for BMT/GVHD patient's at global level. The guideline will include recommendations based on current evidence on:

  • Pre-Transplant PT/OT assessment,
  • Rehab guidelines during transplant, and 
  • Post-Transplant PT/OT Assessment and Treatment Plan


Develop PT/OT Specific Grading System for MSK GVHD

 

We are looking to develop a PT/OT specific Grading system based on number of joints or areas involved in chronic graft versus host disease. Furthermore, we will also be working on making recommendations on using evidence based objective measurement tools when it comes to assessing the MSK manifestation of GVHD. 


National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Project on Criteria for Clinical Trials in Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease: I. The 2014 Diagnosis and Staging Working Group Report will be used as a reference point in developing PT /OT recommendations. 


White Paper 'Role of Rehabilitation Team in HSCT'

Note: 

This Project is now in its final stage of completion.


 We are working on creating a whitepaper for American Society for Blood & Marrow Transplant (ASBMT) aimed at educating the audience about ‘Role of Rehabilitation Team in HSCT’. The paper will aim to address:


  • Importance of pre HSCT PT assessment, 
  • Role of PT during HSCT and in-patient stay, 
  • Post transplant out-patient rehabilitation.