Contemporary management of cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients: guidelines from an IHMF workshop, 2007.

@article{Griffiths2008ContemporaryMO,
  title={Contemporary management of cytomegalovirus infection in transplant recipients: guidelines from an IHMF workshop, 2007.},
  author={Paul D. Griffiths and Richard L Whitley and David R. Snydman and N Heramani Singh and Michael Boeckh},
  journal={Herpes : the journal of the IHMF},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={4-12}
}
An international workshop reviewed the evidence base for deploying antiviral drugs to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) end-organ diseases (EOD) as well as the indirect effects of CMV in transplant recipients. Published studies demonstrate that both prophylaxis and pre-emptive therapy can be effective strategies for preventing EOD. However, the optimal drug, dosage and duration of treatment have not been defined for either prophylaxis or pre-emptive therapy and vary by transplant population. Each… CONTINUE READING
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