Infection in the cancer patient: A practical guide

Paperback | October 12, 2006

EditorR A J Spence, Rod Hay, Patrick Johnston

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Infection in the cancer patient is extremely common, either precipitated by the cancer itself or occuring as a consequence of cancer therapies. Virtually all cancer patients develop an infection during their illness, many of which are life-threatening and require urgent treatment. There arealso the wider health implications of antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections. This book provides a practical guide to all the infections a practising clinician and members of the multi-disciplinary team will meet in their care of a cancer patient.An overview of the problem of infection in the cancer patient is provided, covering the immunology of cancer and the infection sequelae. This is then developed by site specific chapters, each describing the organisms responsible for the infection, its presentation, appropriate investigations, andfinally management advice. Unique groups explored include viral infections such as HIV and infections in paediatrics. Infections in end of life care are specifically addressed.Written by an international team of contributors recognised in their field, this book is the first to concentrate on what is a major issue for anyone involved in the care of the oncology patient.

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Infection in the cancer patient is extremely common, either precipitated by the cancer itself or occuring as a consequence of cancer therapies. Virtually all cancer patients develop an infection during their illness, many of which are life-threatening and require urgent treatment. There arealso the wider health implications of antibio...

Professor Spence is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Ulster, and is currently an Examiner in the Intercollegiate MRCS and FRCS in General Surgery. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Dr Johnston was a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the USA from 1987-1996. He sits on several national an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:October 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Henk van Leeuwen and Jan Verhoef: Sepsis2. Nigel J. Stevenson and Jim Johnston: The Role of the Immune System in Cancer3. Valerie Lund, James Powles and David Howard: Head and Neck/ENT Infections4. Victoria Coyle, Ronan McMullan and Patrick G Johnston: GI Infections5. Elie Azoulay, Lionel Karlin and Aurelie Lefebvre: Pulmonary Infections6. Joe O'Sullivan and T Nambi Rajan: Genito-Urinary Tract Infections7. Michael Laverick: Bone and Joint Infections8. Eithne MacMahon and Dakshika Jeyaratnam: Viral Infections9. Rod Hay: Skin Infections10. Geoff Scott: Infections in the Central Nervous System11. Rachel Dommett, Mike Sharland and Julia Chisholm: Infections in Children12. Hari Jayaram and Elizabeth Graham: Eye Infections13. Caroline McLoughlin and Max Watson: Infections in Patients with Cancer at the End of Life