Sapna R Parmar

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BACKGROUND The incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection has significantly increased over the past decade. Although the epidemiology and treatment of C. difficile infection is well elucidated in the non-oncology population, it is poorly understood among cancer patients. This illustrates great concern as the majority of these patients are(More)
Identifying patients at risk for bloodstream infection (BSI) due to Acinetobacter baumannii-Acinetobacter calcoaceticus complex (ABC) and providing early appropriate therapy are critical for improving patient outcomes. A retrospective matched case-control study was conducted to investigate the risk factors for BSI due to ABC in patients admitted to the(More)
Administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) is generally recommended to reduce the duration of severe neutropenia; however, data regarding the optimal timing of G-CSFs post-transplantation are limited and conflicting. This retrospective study was performed at(More)
The objective of this study was to compare infusion-related reactions and outcomes of using subcutaneous (subQ) alemtuzumab versus intravenous (i.v.) alemtuzumab as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis for matched unrelated donor stem cell transplantations. Outcomes include incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV)/Epstein-Barr (EBV) viremia, development(More)
For the global deployment of mobile WiMAX networks the limited budget of installation and efficiency of network quality are very important concerns. To optimize the WiMAX network quality of services in term of good data rate guarantee and the efficient radio spectrum to serve as more as possible users more and more coverage should be provided. For enhancing(More)
High-dose melphalan at 200 mg/m2 can be administered in 1 day or over 2 consecutive days before autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for multiple myeloma (MM). Limited data exist on the comparison of the two dosing schedules. A retrospective study of 278 consecutive MM patients receiving high-dose melphalan from January 2010 to December 2012(More)
The incidence of venous thromboembolism is greater among cancer patients than the general patient population, with recurrence rates also much higher in patients with cancer diagnoses. Patients with hematologic malignancies often experience prolonged periods of thrombocytopenia throughout their disease course, making therapeutic anticoagulation a challenge.(More)