Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients

  • Valentina Stosor
  • Teresa R. Zembower

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. Peter Donnelly, Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, Walter J. F. M. van der Velden
    Pages 1-41
  3. Teresa R. Zembower
    Pages 43-89
  4. John W. Wilson
    Pages 91-128
  5. Michael Angarone
    Pages 129-155
  6. Jack W. Hsu, John R. Wingard
    Pages 157-180
  7. Kenneth V. I. Rolston
    Pages 181-202
  8. Evan J. Anderson
    Pages 203-236
  9. Michael Wang, Stuart Johnson
    Pages 237-251
  10. Mona Gandhi, Joaquin C. Brieva, Mario E. Lacouture
    Pages 299-317
  11. Vicki A. Morrison
    Pages 319-349
  12. Charulata Ramaprasad, Kenneth J. Pursell
    Pages 351-370
  13. Sarah H. Sutton
    Pages 371-411
  14. Ximena Millan, Victoria Muggia, Belinda Ostrowsky
    Pages 413-462
  15. Titus L. Daniels, Thomas R. Talbot
    Pages 463-483
  16. Diana Pomakova, Brahm H. Segal
    Pages 485-511

About this book

Introduction

While advances in both the treatment of cancer and the management of its complications have led to significant improvement in patient survival, infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with neoplastic disease. In this patient population, infection risk results from a complex interplay between the host’s underlying immunodeficiencies, local tumor effects, and treatment-induced immunosuppression. New chemotherapeutic approaches and antimicrobial prophylaxis and treatment practices continue to shape the spectrum of infections in these patients. Clinicians who treat infections in cancer patients are continually challenged by the emergence of new pathogens and by the increasing antimicrobial resistance of established ones.

 

The aim of this book, is to emphasize unique aspects of management of infectious diseases in the cancer patient. With the increasing complexity of this patient population, optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach, and this fact is fully reflected in the contributions, all from recognized authorities in the field. Ultimately, it is hoped that this volume will assist specialists in infectious diseases and haematology/oncology in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infection and optimization of the overall care of patients with malignancies.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Resistence Hematology Neoplastic Disease Oncology Pathogens

Editors and affiliations

  • Valentina Stosor
    • 1
  • Teresa R. Zembower
    • 2
  1. 1.Div. Infectious DiseasesNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseasesNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04220-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04219-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04220-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
  • About this book