Jowita Frączkiewicz

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This nationwide multicentre study analysed the epidemiology of bacterial, viral and fungal infections in paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and paediatric haematology and oncology (PHO) patients over a period of 24 consecutive months, including incidence, hazard risk and outcome of infections as well as occurrence of(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious complications are a significant cause of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) failure, especially allogeneic HSCT (allo-HSCT) because of delayed immune reconstitution and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) occurrence. Identifying the factors responsible for bacterial infections (BI) in patients undergoing HSCT will provide much(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed incidence and profile of infections in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Polish pediatric HSCT departments, over a 2-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS Hospital records of 67 patients, who underwent allogeneic HSCT for ALL, were analyzed retrospectively for(More)
BACKGROUND Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT scan help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reducing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to define the role of LDCT(More)
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