Principles And Practice Of Cancer Infectious Diseases by Amar SafdarPrinciples And Practice Of Cancer Infectious Diseases by Amar Safdar

Principles And Practice Of Cancer Infectious Diseases

byAmar Safdar

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Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseasesis a comprehensive and insightful work dedicated to elucidating the problem of infections in cancer patients. This essential volume reviews common and less often encountered infections, while establishing the difficulties behind preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in cancer patients. Key sections are devoted to the presentation of clinical symptoms and the identification of major etiologic agents. A cadre of leading clinicians provide a detailed assessment of the risk factors for various infections, critical strategies in preventing and managing infections, and study of the interactions between the pathogen and host's immune function and inflammatory response. With its in-depth knowledge and concise treatment of the distinct facets of infections in cancer patients, this volume is an indispensible tool for all infectious disease specialists and clinical oncologists.

Title:Principles And Practice Of Cancer Infectious DiseasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:596 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.02 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617797464

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Table of Contents

Part I Overview and Special Population

1. Infections in Patients with Cancer - An Overview
Amar Safdar
Gerald P. Bodey
Donald Armstrong

2. Infections in Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Georg Maschmeyer
Per Ljungman

3. Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancy
Genovefa Papanicolaou
Jayesh Mehta

4. Infections in Patients with Solid-Organ Cancer
Alison G. Freifeld

5. Infections in Patients Treated with Monoclonal Antineoplastic Therapy
Andre Goy
Susan O'Brien

6. Infections in Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgical Procedure
Jose Francisco Tomas
Patricia Munoz
Juan Carlos Lopez Gutierrez
Emilo S. Bouza

7. Infections in Critically Ill Cancer Patients
Henry Masur

Part II Clinical Syndromes

Febrile Neutropenia

8. Management of Neutropenic Patients with Fever
Kenneth V. I. Rolston
Gerald P. Bodey

9. Controversies in Empiric Therapy for Febrile Neutropenia
John Wingard

Device-Related Infections

10. Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
Iba Al Wohoush
Anne-Marie Chaftari
Issam I. Raad

11. Treatment Strategies for Infected Indwelling Intravascular Devices
Nasia Safdar
Dennis Maki

Pulmonary Complications

12. Pneumonia and Other Lung Infections
Scott Evans
Amar Safdar

13. Noninfectious Lung Infiltrates Difficult to Distinguish from Pneumonia
Rana Kaplan
Vicky Shannon
Burton Dickey
Diane Stover

Gastrointestinal Tract Infections

14. Orointestinal Mucosal Barrier Injury and Risk of Infection
Nicole Blijlevens
Peter Donnelly

15. Intestinal Tract Bacterial Colonization and Host's Innate Immunity
Coralia N. Mihu
Karen J. Vigil
Javier A. Adachi
16. Neutropenic Enterocolitis and Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea
Amar Safdar
Bruno Granwehr
Herbert DuPont

17. Management of Hepatitis B and C Virus Reactivation in Cancer Patients
Harrys A. Torres
Marta Davila

18. Infections in Patients with Genitourinary Tract Cancer
Amar Safdar
Maurie Markman

19. Central Nervous System Infections in Patients with Cancer
Victor Mulanovich
Amar Safdar

20. Endocarditis in Cancer Patients - Endovascular Infections and Noninfectious Paraneoplastic Diseases
Sara E. Cosgrove
Aruna Subramanian

21. Skin Infections and Disorders Confused with Infections in Cancer Patients
Sharone Hymes
Susan Chon
Ana Ciurea

Part III Major Etiologic Agents

Fungal Infections

22. Overview of Fungal Infections
Amar Safdar

23. Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Disease in Cancer Patients
Dionissios Neofytos
Kieren Marr

24. Invasive Candidiasis and Candidemia in Cancer Patients
Juan Gea-Banacloche
Claudio Viscoli

25. Management of Aspergillosis, Zygomycosis, and Other Clinically Relevant Mold Infections in Patient with Cancer
Konstantinos Leventakos
Dimitrios Kontoyiannis

26. Endemic Mycosis and Cryptococcal Disease
Johan Maertens

27. Controversies in Management of Invasive Fungal Disease in Cancer Patients
Christopher D. Pfeiffer
Barbra Alexander
John Perfect

28. Fungal Drug Resistance and Pharmacologic Consideration of Dosing New Antifungal Agents
Russell E. Lewis
David S. Perlin

29. Immunotherapy for Difficult-to-Treat Invasive Fungal Disease in Patients with Hematologic Malignancy and Stem Cell Transplantation
Brahm H. Segal
Amar Safdar
David A. Stevens

Viral Infections

30. Cytomegalovirus in Patients with Cancer
Morgan Hakki
Per Ljungman
Michael Boeckh

31. Epstein-Barr virus, Varicella Zoster virus, and Human Herpes virus 6 & 8 Infections in Cancer Patients
Mini Kamboj
David M. Weinstock

32. Respiratory Viruses
Roy Chemaly
Robert Couch

33. BK, JC and Parvovirus Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancy
Veronique Erard
Michael Boeckh

34. Antiviral Drug Resistance and Implications for Prophylaxis for High Risk Cancer Population
Robin K. Avery

Bacterial Diseases

35. Management of Gram-Positive Bacterial Disease: Stapylococcus aureus, Pneumococcus, Streptococcal and Enterococcal Infections
Samuel Shelburne
Daniel Musher

36. Management of Gram-Negative Bacterial Disease in Cancer Patients
Kenneth V. I. Rolston
David Greenberg
Amar Safdar

37. Listeriosis and Nocardiosis in Cancer Population
Heather E. Clauss
Bennett Lorber

38. Antimicrobial Distribution and Drug-Drug Interaction in Cancer Patients
Ursula Theuretzbacher
Marcus Zeitlinger

Mycobacterial Infections

39. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Cancer Patients
Michael Glickman

40. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in Cancer Patients
Amar Safdar

41. Parasitic Infections in Cancer Patients: Toxoplasmosis, Strongyloidiasis and Other Parasites
Brian G. Blackburn
Jose G. Montoya

42. Zoonoses in Cancer Patients
Donald Armstrong

Part IV Management of Antimicrobial Therapy

43. Antibiotic Stewardship Considerations for Cancer Centers
Coralia Mihu
Alla Paskovaty
Susan Seo

44. Controversies in Planning and Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Graeme N. Forrest

45. Prevention of Drug Resistance among Common Healthcare- Associated Pathogens - Current Practice and Future Strategies
Cesar A. Arias
Rudolf W. Karchmer

Part V Infection Prevention: Antimicorbial Prophylaxis and Immunization

46. Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral Prophylaxis in High-Risk Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant Population
John Wingard
Marcio Nucci

47. Controversies in Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
Marta Stanzani
Ben de Pauw

48. Protected Environment and Infection Control
Peter Donnelly

49. Travel Medicine - Prevention of Tropical and Parasitic Diseases
Francesca Norman
Rogelio Lopez-Velez

50. Immunization - Strategies to Improve Vaccine Response in Cancer and Hematopoietic Transplant Population
William Decker
Amar Safdar