Cancer Treatment and Research

Management of Infectious Complication in Cancer Patients

Editors: Noskin, Gary A. (Ed.)

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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.

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`... this book presents a good, sound overview of multiple concepts in infectious complications in oncology, with well written, logical chapters. It has excellent tables throughout and its multidisciplinary approach is a plus.'
Cancer Forum, 24:1 (2000)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Host impairments in patients with neoplastic diseases

    Pauw, Ben E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Epidemiology of infectious complications in cancer patients

    Zembower, Teresa

    Pages 33-75

  • Approach to fever in the neutropenic host

    Stoupis, Athena (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

  • Infections associated with solid tumors

    Sutton, Sarah H. (et al.)

    Pages 105-141

  • Role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in the diagnosis of infections

    Thomson, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 143-165

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Infectious Complication in Cancer Patients
Editors
  • Gary A. Noskin
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
96
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-38152-7
DOI
10.1007/b102334
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8150-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7120-6
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
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