Pulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematological Malignancies by Elie AzoulayPulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematological Malignancies by Elie Azoulay

Pulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematological Malignancies

byElie Azoulay

Hardcover | May 2, 2011

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The number of patients treated for hematological malignancies is increasing steadily. To maximize 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, but 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.
Dr Élie Azoulay is the Assistant Director of the Medical ICU at the Saint-Louis Teaching Hospital, Paris, France. He is a professor of medicine at the Denis Diderot Paris 7 University. From his background as a pulmonologist, Dr Azoulay developed a strong research focus on acute respiratory failure in immunocompromized patients. His PhD...
Title:Pulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematological MalignanciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:827 pagesPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642157416

ISBN - 13:9783642157417

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Table of Contents

Preamble and Introduction.-Epidemiology.- Diagnostic Strategy in Hematologic Malignancies Patients.- Lung Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies.-Noninfectious Pulmonary Involvement in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies.- Treatment and Difficult Decisions in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies.-Pearls that You Should be Aware of.-Post Face.

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From the reviews:"This is a detailed, multiauthored review of infectious, inflammatory, and thromboembolic complications in patients with a variety of hematological cancers. . Practitioners with an interest in hematological malignancy and intensivists providing critical care resources for management of these patients are an appropriate audience for this work coming from an international panel of authors, the majority of whom are from France. . This unique book effectively reviews the current therapy, incidence, and outcomes for this complex patient group." (David J. Dries, Doody's Review Service, December, 2011)