94-per cent success rate for stem cell surgeries thanks to all-Omani team
July 12, 2018 | 12:52 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: With 100 per cent Omani staff, an increase in the number of stem cell transplantation surgeries in the Royal Hospital has been observed, with a success rate exceeding 94 per cent.

According to statistics, since the launch of this treatment on November 18, 2013 until now, the hospital conducted 52 surgeries for the cultivation of stem cells self.

"According to the latest statistics from the Royal Hospital, the unit of stem cell transplant has witnessed a significant increase in the number of surgeries for stem cell transplantation in the hospital in recent years, with a success rate exceeding 94 per cent, which is a qualitative achievement comparable to developed countries in this field," Royal Hospital said in report.

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The health team of the stem cell transplantation unit consists of doctors, specialised laboratory technicians and stem cell aggregation team, and nursing staff — a 100 per cent Omani staff who have already been trained in international and regional stem cell transplantation centres before the actual launching of the treatment in 2013.

According to officials: "The launch of surgeries of stem cell transplantation at the Royal Hospital aims to increase the specialised care in the Sultanate, especially in the field of blood diseases, and to cope with the increase in the number of patients in need of stem cell transplantation due to the growth of population structure and following unhealthy lifestyle and food patterns."

Stem cell transplantation are often performed in the Royal Hospital for patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

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