Infections in Hematology

Editors: Maschmeyer, Georg, Rolston, Kenneth V.I. (Eds.)

  • A clinically oriented, compact, and up-to-date overview on all aspects of infections in hematology patients
  • Identifies the typical pathogens to be considered in different subgroups of patients
  • Presents clinical, imaging and laboratory-based diagnostic techniques and discusses the therapeutic strategies appropriate to different situations
  • Considers various prophylactic strategies
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About this book

Infections are among the most frequent complications in patients with hematological malignancies and in those undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A profound knowledge on the epidemiology, diagnostic approaches, treatment modalities and prophylactic strategies is essential for the clinical management of these complications in patients who are often severely immunocompromised owing to their underlying diseases and in particular, the intensive myelosuppressive chemo and immunotherapy. This textbook provides a clinically oriented, compact and up-to-date overview on infections in hematology patients and their management. The typical pathogens to be considered in different subgroups of patients are identified and further aspects of the microbiological background are explored. Clinical, imaging, and laboratory-based diagnostic techniques are discussed and therapeutic strategies appropriate to different situations are then presented, with due attention to the pitfalls, toxicities and interactions that can arise during antimicrobial treatment. Strategies to prevent infection are also outlined, encompassing antimicrobial prophylaxis, isolation procedures, hospital hygiene, protective immunization and the use of hematopoietic growth factors.

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“This is a comprehensive review of the risk factors, microbiology, prophylaxis, and management of infections in patients with hematological malignancies. … The audience includes students, residents, and practitioners who care for patients with hematological malignancies, and the book targets this group well. … Physicians who care for patients with hematological malignancies need a book like this to give them a comprehensive overview of the support and management of infections in these patients.” (Joseph C. Alvarnas, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2015)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Infections in Patients with Acute Leukemia

    Rolston, Kenneth V. I.

    Pages 3-23

  • Infections in Patients with Malignant Lymphomas

    Rolston, Kenneth V. I.

    Pages 25-37

  • Consequences from Specific Treatment Modalities

    Maschmeyer, Georg

    Pages 39-47

  • Infections After High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

    Nucci, Marcio (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

  • Microbiological Background

    Akova, Murat

    Pages 63-87

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-44000-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43999-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50678-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infections in Hematology
Editors
  • Georg Maschmeyer
  • Kenneth V.I. Rolston
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44000-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44000-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43999-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50678-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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