Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

  • Amar Safdar

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview and Special Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amar Safdar, Gerald Bodey, Donald Armstrong
      Pages 3-15
    3. Georg Maschmeyer, Per Ljungman
      Pages 17-25
    4. Genovefa Papanicolaou, Jayesh Mehta
      Pages 27-38
    5. Alison G. Freifeld
      Pages 39-45
    6. Emilio Bouza, Almudena Burillo, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez, José F. Tomás-Martinez
      Pages 67-85
  3. Clinical Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kenneth V. I. Rolston, Gerald P. Bodey
      Pages 95-103
    3. Iba Al Wohoush, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Issam Raad
      Pages 113-122
    4. Scott E. Evans, Amar Safdar
      Pages 143-152
    5. Rana Kaplan, Lara Bashoura, Vickie R. Shannon, Burton F. Dickey, Diane E. Stover
      Pages 153-165
    6. Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, J. Peter Donnelly
      Pages 167-173
    7. Coralia N. Mihu, Karen J. Vigil, Javier A. Adachi
      Pages 175-180
    8. Amar Safdar, Bruno P. Granwehr, Stephen A. Harold, Herbert L. DuPont
      Pages 181-188
    9. Amar Safdar, Maurie Markman
      Pages 195-206
    10. Victor Mulanovich, Amar Safdar
      Pages 207-218
    11. Sara E. Cosgrove, Aruna Subramanian
      Pages 219-232
    12. Sharon Hymes, Susan Chon, Ana Ciurea
      Pages 233-253
  4. Major Etiologic Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Dionissios Neofytos, Kieren Marr
      Pages 261-272
    3. Matteo Bassetti, Malgorzata Mikulska, Juan Gea-Banacloche, Claudio Viscoli
      Pages 273-281
    4. Konstantinos Leventakos, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
      Pages 283-291
    5. Johan A. Maertens, Hélène Schoemans
      Pages 293-299
    6. Christopher D. Pfeiffer, John R. Perfect, Barbara D. Alexander
      Pages 301-316
    7. Brahm H. Segal, Amar Safdar, David A. Stevens
      Pages 331-339
    8. Morgan Hakki, Per Ljungman, Michael Boeckh
      Pages 341-358
    9. Roy F. Chemaly, Dhanesh B. Rathod, Robert Couch
      Pages 371-385
    10. Kenneth V. I. Rolston, David E. Greenberg, Amar Safdar
      Pages 423-433
    11. Heather E. Clauss, Bennett Lorber
      Pages 435-442
    12. Ursula Theuretzbacher, Markus Zeitlinger
      Pages 443-454
    13. Michael Glickman
      Pages 455-461
    14. Amar Safdar
      Pages 463-467
    15. Donald Armstrong
      Pages 481-487
  5. Management of Antimicrobial Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Coralia N. Mihu, Alla Paskovaty, Susan K. Seo
      Pages 491-498
    3. Graeme N. Forrest
      Pages 499-506
    4. Cesar A. Arias, Adolf W. Karchmer
      Pages 507-517

About this book


Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive and insightful work dedicated to elucidating the problem of infections in cancer patients. This essential volume reviews common and less often encountered infections, while establishing the difficulties behind preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in cancer patients. Key sections are devoted to the presentation of clinical symptoms and the identification of major etiologic agents. A cadre of leading clinicians provide a detailed assessment of the risk factors for various infections, critical strategies in preventing and managing infections, and study of the interactions between the pathogen and host's immune function and inflammatory response. With its in-depth knowledge and concise treatment of the distinct facets of infections in cancer patients, this volume is an indispensible tool for all infectious disease specialists and clinical oncologists.


Antimicrobial prophylaxis Cord blood transplantation Drug-resistant organisms Fungal disease Immunization Neutropenia Pneumonia Respiratory infections Stem cell transplantation Viral disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Amar Safdar
    • 1
  1. 1.MD Anderson Cancer Center, Infectious Diseases DepartmentThe University of TexasNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-643-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-644-3
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