An Indian doctor in Abu Dhabi has carried out the first paediatric stem cell bone marrow transplant within the UAE, the hospital the place it was carried out has introduced.
The extremely superior allogeneic process was efficiently carried out on a five-year-old woman from Uganda with sickle cell illness by Dr. Zainul Aabideen, Head of the Department of Paediatric Hematology and Oncology at Burjeel Medical City.
According to an announcement launched right here, the process, carried out on the 400-bed multi-specialty hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, is the very first paediatric remedy of its form to be carried out within the nation.
The affected person’s 10-year-old sister donated her bone marrow for the transplant at Burjeel Medical City, a flagship hospital of VPS Healthcare.
Sickle cell illness is a genetic dysfunction, which leads to an abnormality within the hemoglobin present in pink blood cells, inflicting them to grow to be sickle-shaped and resulting in a number of issues together with anaemia, swelling within the arms and toes, frequent ache, acute chest syndrome, and generally stroke.
Prior to the remedy, the kid had been often admitted to the hospital because of issues arising from her illness since start.
“As this was a life-threatening situation, the one healing choice was bone marrow transplantation. Before this process, the affected person suffered so much. The total care staff right here on the hospital and the kid’s dad and mom are delighted that the transplant will relieve this ache from her life,” mentioned Dr. Aabideen.
The affected person has responded nicely to the remedy and will likely be discharged in a couple of days after a five-week keep on the hospital, which has superior capabilities in grownup and paediatric oncology in addition to long-term and palliative care.
Earlier, pediatric sufferers within the UAE who needed to bear allogeneic stem cell bone marrow transplants travelled to the US, the UK, India, and different European nations. Burjeel Medical City plans to increase its bone marrow transplant capabilities throughout the area to proceed to vary the lives of adults and kids affected by power and life-altering situations.
Dr. Aabideen, a local of Kannur in Kerala, accomplished his MBBS from Calicut University and a post-graduate diploma in paediatrics from the University of Mumbai. He then moved to the United Kingdom to specialize and undertake additional coaching in paediatric hematology, paediatric oncology, and paediatric bone marrow transplantation.