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2002 guidelines for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with cancer.
This work presents a meta-analyses of the immune system’s response to chemotherapy, which shows clear patterns of decline in the immune systems of patients diagnosed with central giant cell cancer. Expand
Quantitative relationships between circulating leukocytes and infection in patients with acute leukemia.
This data indicates a relationship between leukopenia and the presence of infection in patients with a history of acute leukemia and indicates the need for further research into this relationship. Expand
Infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Many new drugs with antipseudomonal activity, including penicillins, cephalosporins, and other beta-lactams, have been introduced in recent years and offer the potential for new approaches to therapy for these infections. Expand
Guidelines for the Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Neutropenic Patients with Unexplained Fever—Reply
It is the opinion that the antagonistic potential and the emergence of organisms resistant to 3-lactam antibiotics are reasons to avoid the use of double 3-Lactams whenever possible and aminoglycosides should be used in combination with a broad-spectrum 3- lactam antibiotic in profoundly neutropenic patients or in those infected with P aeruginosa. Expand
Invasive fungal infections in patients with hematologic malignancies in a tertiary care cancer center: an autopsy study over a 15-year period (1989-2003).
Among patients with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, those with graft-versus-host disease had a histopathological pattern distinct from those with neutropenia, and the prevalence of all other IFI remained relatively constant. Expand
Pseudomonas bacteremia. Retrospective analysis of 410 episodes.
Patients with shock, pneumonia, or persistent neutropenia had a substantially poorer prognosis and patients who received an antipseudomonal beta-lactam antibiotic with or without an aminoglycoside had a significantly higher cure rate. Expand
Septicemia and shock syndrome due to viridans streptococci: a case-control study of predisposing factors.
Between 1972 and 1989, the incidence of viridans streptococcal bacteremia at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston increased from one case per 10,000 admissions to 47 casesExpand
Bacteremia due to Stenotrophomonas (Xanthomonas) maltophilia: a prospective, multicenter study of 91 episodes.
Mortality among patients diagnosed with bacteremia due to Stenotrophomonas (Xanthomonas) maltophilia is significantly correlated with the presence of a hematologic malignancy or neutropenia or transplantation, immunosuppressive therapy, and a severity-of-illness score of > 4. Expand
The relationship between the thrombotic and infectious complications of central venous catheters.
Thrombotic complications are common in catheterized veins and are often associated with catheter sepsis, and whether the two types of complication are related is investigated. Expand
1997 guidelines for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with unexplained fever. Infectious Diseases Society of America.
This is the first in a series of practice guidelines commissioned by the Infectious Diseases Society of America through its Practice Guidelines Committee to provide assistance to clinicians when making decisions on treating the conditions specified in each guideline. Expand