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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636889/complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-transplantation-fungal-infections
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REVIEW
Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at increased risk of invasive fungal infections, especially during the early neutropenic phase and severe graft-versus-host disease. Mold-active prophylaxis should be limited to the highest risk groups. Empiric antifungal therapy for HSCT with persistent febrile neutropenia is associated with unacceptable response rates, unnecessary antifungal therapy, increased risk of toxicity, and inflated costs. Empiric therapy should not be a substitute for detailed work up to identify the cause of fever in such patients...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626736/enterococcus-spp-and-s-aureus-colonization-in-neutropenic-febrile-children-with-cancer
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Julia R Spinardi, Rodrigo Berea, Patricia A Orioli, Marina M Gabriele, Alessandra Navarini, Marina T Marques, Milton N Neto, Marcelo J Mimica
INTRODUCTION: Febrile neutropenia is one of the most serious treatment-related complications in cancer patients. Susceptible to rapidly progressing infections, which result in prolonged hospitalization and use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, neutropenic patients are subject to colonization by multiresistant agents, which enhances the risk of infections. METHODS: In this study we included samples collected with nasal, oropharyngeal and anal swabs from hospitalized children with febrile neutropenia following chemotherapy, between March 2014 and 2015, aiming to elucidate colonization by S...
June 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601903/can-complications-in-febrile-neutropenia-be-predicted-report-from-a-developing-country
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Sapna Oberoi, Anirban Das, Amita Trehan, Pallab Ray, Deepak Bansal
PURPOSE: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We aimed to look at complications in febrile neutropenia and to derive a risk model for developing complications from the variables predicting complications. METHODS: Children on treatment for ALL, presenting with FN, were prospectively enrolled over a period of 1 year. Their clinical presentation, course during hospital stay, and outcomes were recorded...
June 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597476/safe-fluoroquinolones-prophylaxis-in-blood-cancer-patients-with-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-and-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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M Sanna, G Caocci, F Orrù, A Ledda, A Vacca, E Piras, C Fozza, P Deias, G Tidore, F Dore, G La Nasa
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Bacterial infections are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in haematologic patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The only strategy shown to be effective in reducing febrile neutropenia incidence is fluoroquinolone prophylaxis, but the safety of this class of drugs in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD-), the most common human enzyme defect, is still controversial because of the claimed association with acute haemolytic anaemia...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596652/changing-trends-in-the-use-of-granulocyte-transfusions-in-neutropenic-children-with-sepsis-in-india
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Ramya Uppuluri, Sreejith Ramachandrakurup, Lakshman Vaidhyanathan, Sathishkumar Kandath, Divya Subburaj, Revathi Raj
We present our data on granulocyte transfusions in children undergoing treatment for cancer and HSCT at our centre and their changing indications. In this retrospective observational analysis of children who received granulocytes from 2007 to 2015, we divided children receiving granulocytes into two groups-the first from January 2007 till December 2013 and the second from January 2014 till December 2015. This division is based on the change in our policy to use granulocytes within 48 h of septicemia as the incidence of drug resistant bacterial strains had increased at our centre...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584756/disseminated-cutaneous-trichosporonosis-in-an-adult-bone-marrow-transplant-patient
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A M Y Yong, S S Yang, K B Tan, S A Ho
The Trichosporon species are yeast-like opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients. Trichosporon asahii infections have been reported in pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients. However, its incidence is low in the adult literature. A 52-year-old Chinese woman who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia received induction chemotherapy and underwent allogenic bone marrow transplant, which was complicated by a relapse and required salvage chemotherapy. She developed persistent non-neutropenic fever secondary to presumed hepatosplenic candidiasis...
May 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577308/empirical-antibiotics-targeting-gram-positive-bacteria-for-the-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenic-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Ofrat Beyar-Katz, Yaakov Dickstein, Sara Borok, Liat Vidal, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: The pattern of infections among neutropenic patients with cancer has shifted in the last decades to a predominance of gram-positive infections. Some of these gram-positive bacteria are increasingly resistant to beta-lactams and necessitate specific antibiotic treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of empirical anti-gram-positive (antiGP) antibiotic treatment for febrile neutropenic patients with cancer in terms of mortality and treatment failure...
June 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574735/fatal-course-of-saprochaete-capitata-fungemia-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Çağrı Ener Dinleyici, Özcan Bör
Saprochaete capitata (S. capitata) is a very rare fungal pathogen that causes disseminated opportunistic infections in patients with hematologic malignancies. Fever resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotic and antifungal treatment is common in the presence of fungemia during the period of profound neutropenia. We describe three cases of leukemic children who died from S. capitata fungemia following a first febrile neutropenic episode after the induction of chemotherapy. S. capitata fungemia is an emergent infection associated with high mortality and low susceptibility to fluconazole and echinocandins...
June 2, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418211/cutting-costs-and-standardizing-care-once-per-cycle-complete-blood-count-monitoring-may-be-safe-for-patients-undergoing-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Christine Garcia, Lauren Montemorano, Erin Saks, Linda R Duska, Leigh A Cantrell
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether frequency of complete blood count (CBC) testing during chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer impacts hospital admissions or rates of neutropenic fever. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at a single academic institution. Patients undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy for endometrial or ovarian cancer from January 2010 to December 2014 were identified from a clinical database. Patients receiving dose-dense chemotherapy or on a clinical trial were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358279/incidence-of-late-onset-neutropenia-associated-with-rituximab-use-in-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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Vincent H Ha, Sunita Ghosh, Catherine Leyshon, Nikki Ryan, Carole R Chambers, Douglas A Stewart
Reversible late onset neutropenia associated with rituximab has been reported with incidence rates varying from 15 to 70% in B cell lymphoma patients receiving autologous stem cell transplantation. We conducted a retrospective descriptive study at one tertiary care center in adult B cell lymphoma patients treated with rituximab and autologous stem cell transplantation between 1 January 2004 and 30 June 2014. Late onset neutropenia was defined as an absolute neutrophil count <1.0 × 10(9) cells/L after neutrophil engraftment and less than six months post autologous stem cell transplantation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355465/clinical-considerations-in-the-early-treatment-of-invasive-mould-infections-and-disease
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Toine Mercier, Johan Maertens
Different therapeutic strategies for invasive fungal diseases have been explored, each with particular strengths and weaknesses. Broad-spectrum antifungal prophylaxis seems logical, but selective use is important due to its substantial disadvantages, including interference with diagnostic assays, selection for resistance, drug toxicity and drug-drug interactions. Antimould prophylaxis should be restricted to high-risk groups, such as patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, allogeneic HSCT patients with prior invasive fungal infection, graft-versus-host-disease or extended neutropenia, recipients of a solid organ transplant, or patients with a high-risk inherited immunodeficiency...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353453/a-change-for-the-antibacterial-treatment-policy-to-decrease-carbapenem-consumption-at-a-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-centre
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Gõkhan Metan, Leylagül Kaynar, Nuran Yozgat, Ferhan Elmali, Cemile Altay Kürkçüoglu, Emine Alp, Mustafa Çetin
After experiencing a high rate of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli infections in febrile neutropenic patients, a two-stage intervention was introduced in the haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) centre. During the first eight months of 2014, carbapenems remained the first choice for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia while the use of piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) was encouraged in patients with stable clinical condition. When blood cultures were reported as negative and the patient was clinically stable the carbapenem/TZP treatment was stopped regardless of continuous fever and neutrophil count...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286615/detection-of-legionella-pneumophila-in-urine-and-serum-specimens-of-neutropenic-febrile-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Nastaran Farzi, Zahra Abrehdari-Tafreshi, Omid Zarei, Leili Chamani-Tabriz
Background: Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) is a gram-negative bacterium which causes ‎Legionnaires' disease as well as Pontiac fever. The Legionella infections in patients suffering from ‎neutropenia- as a common complication of cancer chemotherapy- can distribute rapidly. We ‎aimed to detect of L. pneumophila in haematological malignancy suffering patients with ‎neutropenic fever by targeting the (macrophage infectivity potentiator) mip gene. Subjects andMethods: Serum and ‎urine specimens were obtained from 80 patients and presence of mip gene of L...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283020/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-high-risk-haematological-patients-factors-favouring-spread-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremias
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Alessandra Micozzi, Giuseppe Gentile, Clara Minotti, Claudio Cartoni, Saveria Capria, Daniele Ballarò, Stefania Santilli, Emanuele Pacetti, Sara Grammatico, Giampaolo Bucaneve, Robin Foà
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) spread and infections in patients with haematological malignancies are a serious concern especially in endemic areas. Treatment failures and delay in appropriate therapy for CRKP infections are frequent and the mortality rate associated with CRKP bacteremia in neutropenic haematological patients is reported about 60%. METHODS: Haematological patients harboring CRKP hospitalized between February 2012 and May 2013 in an Italian Teaching hospital were examined...
March 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
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Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245405/-efficacy-and-safety-of-low-dose-amphotericin-b-in-different-antifungal-strategies-for-treatment-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Lan Yang, Xiang-Shu Jin, Jing-He Li, Jing Liu, Wei Guan, Hong-Hao Gao, Yu Jing
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-dose amphotericin B (AmB) in different antifungal strategies for treatment of invasive fungal disease(IFD) in patients with hematologic malignancies. Metheds: The clinical dada of the patients were collected and analyzed retrospectively and the levels of creatinine (Cr), urea nitrogen (BUN) and potassium (K(+)) before and after using low-dose AmB were compared and statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Among 97 cases, 2 cases were diagnosed as invasive fungal disease (IFD), 11 cases were diagnosed as clinical probable IFD, 15 cases were diagnosed as possible IFD, 69 cases were undefined IFD...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222086/equivalence-study-of-two-temperature-measurement-methods-in-febrile-adult-patients-with-cancer
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Tina M Mason, Abdelbaki Boubekri, Jennifer Lalau, Amy Patterson, Susan R Hartranft, Steven K Sutton
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess equivalence of temperatures taken via temporal artery and oral methods in febrile inpatients with cancer.
. DESIGN: Repeated measures equivalence design.
. SETTING: 24-bed hematology-oncology unit and 36-bed blood and marrow transplantation unit at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Tampa, Florida.
. SAMPLE: Convenience sample of 58 febrile inpatients using 60 temperature measurements...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219330/empiric-treatment-against-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-febrile-neutropenic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Ken Chen, Qi Wang, Roy A Pleasants, Long Ge, Wei Liu, Kangning Peng, Suodi Zhai
BACKGROUND: The most optimal antifungal agent for empiric treatment of invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) in febrile neutropenia is controversial. Our objective was evaluate the relative efficacy of antifungals for all-cause mortality, fungal infection-related mortality and treatment response in this population. METHODS: Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Two reviewers performed the quality assessment and extracted data independently...
February 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190625/-the-inverted-halo-sign-in-a-febrile-neutropenic-patient
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R Perolat, O Stephanov, A Mounier, A Thiebaut, A Pirvu, R Hamidfar, G Ferretti
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February 9, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152679/better-utilization-of-neutropenic-precautions-and-adherence-to-guidelines-to-improve-cost-effectiveness-and-patient-convenience
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Shada Attraplsi, Yehuda Z Lebowicz
227 Background: Cancer patient are generally immunocompromised and are at increased risk of infections once absolute neutrophils count is less than 500. The aim of the study to evaluate the inpatient utilization of a standardized neutropenic precautions in cancer patients admitted with febrile neutropenia. METHODS: From Jan 2010 to May 2015, established cancer patients were included in this retrospective study who were admitted in Cabel Huntington hospital, Huntington, WV with a diagnosis of febrile neutropenia and were placed on Neutropenic precautions (NP)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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