Sanjeet S Dadwal

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Over the past 20 years, the number of invasive fungal infections has continued to persist, due primarily to the increased numbers of patients subjected to severe immunosuppression. Despite the development of more active, less toxic antifungal agents and the standard use of antifungal prophylaxis, invasive fungal infections (especially invasive mold(More)
Recombinant herpes zoster (HZ) vaccines may be an alternative to the live-attenuated HZ vaccine for immunocompromised individuals. This was a phase 1/2, randomized, observer-blind, placebo-controlled study in adults with multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B- or T-cell), Hodgkin lymphoma, or acute myeloid leukemia who had undergone autologous(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between voriconazole dose and corresponding serum concentrations in obese and overweight immunocompromised patients. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review. SETTING National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. PATIENTS A total of 92 patients with hematologic malignancies and/or(More)
Invasive mold infections (IMI) are life-threatening complications of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and are mostly caused by Aspergillus species and Mucorales. We examined whether elevated serum ferritin prior to HSCT was associated with increased risk of IMI after allogeneic HSCT. Elevated serum ferritin was defined as values ≥(More)
Invasive fungal infections account for significant morbidity and mortality in the seriously immunocompromised host, especially those suffering from hematologic malignancies and the recipients of hematopoietic cell transplant. One of the reasons for the continuing high mortality rates due to invasive fungal infection is the delay in administering appropriate(More)
We report the case of a patient who underwent cytotoxic chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for acute myelogenous leukemia in the presence of hepatic cystic echinococcal infection. The presence of Echinococcus granulosus infection in an immunocompromised host is extremely rare, with lack of established data regarding(More)
Fungal infection following placement of ventriculostomy or ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is uncommon. We report the first case of Alternaria related central nervous system (CNS) shunt infection in a patient with CNS ependymoma manifesting as leptomeningitis and a spinal intradural mass. This case illustrates the diagnostic and management challenges.
BACKGROUND It has been reported that cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65-specific T cells can protect hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients from CMV complications. Two candidate CMV peptide vaccines composed of the HLA A*0201 pp65(495-503) cytotoxic CD8(+) T-cell epitope fused to 2 different universal T-helper epitopes (either the synthetic Pan DR epitope(More)
Attenuated poxvirus modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) is a useful viral-based vaccine for clinical investigation, because of its excellent safety profile and property of inducing potent immune responses against recombinant (r) antigens. We developed Triplex by constructing an rMVA encoding 3 immunodominant cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigens, which stimulates a(More)