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


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.


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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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