Cancer Treatment and Research

Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients

Editors: Stosor, Valentina, Zembower, Teresa R. (Eds.)

  • Identifies unique aspects of the management of infectious diseases in the cancer patient
  • Aid to optimization of the overall care of patients with malignancies
  • Written by internationally renowned experts in the field
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About this book

While advances in both the treatment of cancer and the management of its complications have led to significant improvement in patient survival, infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with neo plastic disease. In this patient population, infection risk results from a complex interplay between the host’s underlying immunodeficiencies, local tumor effects and treatment-induced immunosuppression. New chemotherapeutic approaches and antimicrobial prophylaxis and treatment practices continue to shape the spectrum of infections in these patients. Clinicians who treat infections in cancer patients are continually challenged by the emergence of new pathogens and by the increasing antimicrobial resistance of established ones. The aim of this book is to emphasize unique aspects of management of infectious diseases in the cancer patient. With the increasing complexity of this patient population, optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach and this fact is fully reflected in the contributions, all from recognized authorities in the field. Ultimately, it is hoped that this volume will assist specialists in infectious diseases and haematology/oncology in the diagnosis, management and prevention of infection and optimization of the overall care of patients with malignancies.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Host Impairments in Patients with Neoplastic Diseases

    Donnelly, J. Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Epidemiology of Infections in Cancer Patients

    Zembower, Teresa R.

    Pages 43-89

  • Bacterial Pathogens

    Wilson, John W.

    Pages 91-128

  • Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients

    Angarone, Michael

    Pages 129-155

  • Advances in the Management of Viral Infections

    Hsu, Jack W. (et al.)

    Pages 157-180

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04219-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38064-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients
Editors
  • Valentina Stosor
  • Teresa R. Zembower
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
161
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04220-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04220-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04219-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38064-3
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 511
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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