Background: Parents experience high levels of distress during their child's stem cell transplant that can decrease the ability to support their child and effectively communicate with healthcare providers. Objectives: This study examined parents' perspective of their adolescents or young adults' AYAs' experience with stem cell transplantation SCT and involvement in a therapeutic music video TMV intervention. Methods: This was a phenomenological study using parents' interviews. Parents' interviews were conducted days after transplantation.
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Researchers believe that adult stem cells also have the potential, as yet untapped, to be tools in medicine. Scientists and physicians are working towards being able to treat patients with their own stem cells, or with banked donor stem cells that match them genetically. Grown in large enough numbers in the lab, then transplanted into the patient, these cells could repair an injury or counter a disease—providing more insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, for example, or cardiac muscle cells to help people recover from a heart attack.
Stem cells are being used in regenerative medicine to renew and repair diseased or damaged tissues, and have shown promising results in Read More Stem cells are being used in regenerative medicine to renew and repair diseased or damaged tissues, and have shown promising results in treatments of various orthopedic, cardiovascular, neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions. Stem cells are present in all of us acting like a repair system for the body. However, with increased age sometimes the optimum amount of stem cells are not delivered to the injured area.