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Management of Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients

  • Gary A. Noskin

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ben E. De Pauw, J. Peter Donnelly, Bart-Jan Kullberg
    Pages 1-32
  3. Athena Stoupis, Stephen H. Zinner
    Pages 77-104
  4. Sarah H. Sutton, John P. Flaherty
    Pages 105-141
  5. Richard B. Thomson Jr., Lance R. Peterson
    Pages 143-165
  6. Jason Sanchez, Gary A. Noskin
    Pages 167-182
  7. Brigitta U. Mueller, Phillip A. Pizzo
    Pages 201-222
  8. Michael Postelnick, Sara R. Halbur
    Pages 247-282
  9. David J. Shulkin, Lawrence J. Anastasi
    Pages 283-290
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 291-300

About this book

Introduction

Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with neoplastic disease because of compromised host defenses. These defects result in an increased risk of infection and its complications. The nature of the underlying malignancy, the immunodeficiencies associated with it, and the treatments directed against it are all important determinants of infection. In recent years, the introduction of more intensive chemotherapeutic regimes and the widespread use of bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation have changed the pattern of infection in many patients. Furthermore, the increasing use of central venous access devices and antimicrobial prophylaxis has changed the epidemiology of infection in these patients as well.
The goal of this volume in the Cancer Treatment and Research series is to emphasize that while the management of infection in cancer patients is common, it is constantly changing. With the increasing complexity of these patients, optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach. Ultimately, it is hoped that this book will assist clinicians in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infection in order to optimize care for patients with cancer.

Keywords

antimicrobial antimicrobial prophylaxis fungal infection infection infections infectious viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Gary A. Noskin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Northwestern Medical University SchoolChicago
  2. 2.Infection Control Healthcare EpidemiologyNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicago

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