Graft VersusHost Disease

GVHD causes complications after allogeneic HSCT as a direct result of organ damage and as a consequence of infectious complications prompted by GVHD therapy. GVHD can be classified as acute or chronic based on timing of onset and clinical features. Acute GVHD usually develops within the first 2 months of BMT and affects mainly the skin, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and liver.139 The current standard grading system for acute GVHD is based on the degree of involvement of these three organs (Table 6.2). When pharmacologic immunosup-

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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