Pulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematological Malignancies

  • Elie Azoulay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Preamble and Introduction

  3. Epidemiology

  4. Diagnostic Strategy in HM Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Cédric de Bazelaire, Raphael Calmon, Marion Chapelier, Amélie Pluvinage, Eric de Kerviler
      Pages 155-173
    3. Laurent Camous, Virginie Lemiale, Achille Kouatchet, David Schnell, Sandra de Miranda, Élie Azoulay
      Pages 175-189
    4. Michael G. Alexandrakis, Paschalis Steiropoulos, Demosthenes Bouros
      Pages 191-208

About this book

Introduction

The number of patients treated for hematological malignancies is increasing steadily. To obtain the highest possible cure rates, aggressive treatments have been introduced, including high-dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and targeted therapies. As a result, overall and disease-free survival rates have improved substantially; however, this has been achieved at the price of life-threatening toxic and infectious complications that chiefly target the lung. This book provides clinicians caring for patients with hematological malignancies with detailed, up-to-date information on all relevant aspects of pulmonary involvement. Individual sections are devoted to epidemiology, diagnostic strategy, lung infections, non-infectious pulmonary involvement, and treatment, including decision making in patients with acute respiratory failure. Each of these sections contains a number of chapters, all written by leading international experts. In addition, the reader’s attention is drawn to important "pearls" relating to each condition.

Keywords

Bone Marrow Transplantation Bronchoscopy and BAL Drug Related Pulmonary Toxicity Neutropenia Pneumocystis

Editors and affiliations

  • Elie Azoulay
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Réanimation MédicaleHôpital Saint LouisParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15742-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15741-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15742-4
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