Managing infections that complicate care of neutropenic patients with leukemia and hematopoietic stem cell recipients has become a distinct specialty. In Managing Infections in Patients with Hematological Malignancies, the authors and editor draw on their extensive expertise while providing a roadmap for hematologists to efficiently manage the complex infections within their patients. The first section of the text reviews viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens, and provides brief descriptions of the microbes and diseases they cause in patients with hematological malignancies. The second section is devoted to management of infections in patients with the different underlying hematological malignancies, while the third addresses several important topics that are often ignored in most books about infections and hematological malignancies. Managing Infections in Hematological Malignancies is a useful tool for all clinicians and practicing hematologists who treat individual patients and aspire to build stronger infectious diseases programs within their respective cancer centers.
From the reviews:
"This book provides the complete handbook for the management of infections on patients with haematological malignancies. ... Managing Infections in Patients with Haematological Malignancies is a useful tool for practicing haematologists whether they be just starting out or the more experienced physician. ... This textbook provides a practical guide to identifying the right bug and the right treatment and is a useful addition to any haemato-oncology ward." (British Journal of Haematology, Vol. 156 (3), February, 2012)
"This practical book describes infections in patients with hematologic malignancies. ... This is a useful book for any hematologist desiring to implement a program to appropriately evaluate and care for infections in this patient group." (Trevor C. Van Schooneveld, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2010)
Chapter 1. Introduction: Approach to Patient Chapter 2. Viruses Chapter 3. Bacteria Chapter 4. Fungi and Parasites Chapter 5. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Febrile Neutropenia Chapter 6. Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Chapter 7. Multiple Myeloma Chapter 8. Stem Cell Transplantation Chapter 9. Pediatric Hematological Malignancies and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Chapter 10. Modulation of Immune Function Chapter 11. Prophylaxis Chapter 12. Infection Control and Prevention Chapter 13. Immunizations Chapter 14. Issues in Anti-Infectives Management