Infection

Study Assesses Infection Risk With Myeloma Therapies

Study Assesses Infection Risk With Myeloma Therapies

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Researchers have determined the risk of infection for immunomodulatory drug-based therapy and proteasome inhibitor-based therapy with respect to treatment phase in patients with multiple myeloma.

Bordetella Pertussis Infection in Patients With Cancer

Bordetella Pertussis Infection in Patients With Cancer

[Cancer Control] Two cases of Bordetella pertussis infection that led to pneumonia in patients with cancer are reviewed.

Chemo-related Bloodstream Infection Predicted by Gut Microbes Before Treatment

Chemo-related Bloodstream Infection Predicted by Gut Microbes Before Treatment

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Bacteria present in the gut may predict a patient's risk for life-threatening blood infections after high-dose chemotherapy.

Hygiene Practice Interventions Reduced CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

Hygiene Practice Interventions Reduced CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

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Formation of a multidisciplinary team and a focus on evidence-based interventions successfully reduced the rate of central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) on an inpatient oncology unit.

PICC Claiming Antithrombogenic, Antimicrobial Properties Failed to Reduce Thromboses, Line Dysfunction

PICC Claiming Antithrombogenic, Antimicrobial Properties Failed to Reduce Thromboses, Line Dysfunction

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A PICC with preclinical data claiming antithrombogenic and antimicrobial properties failed to reduce the rate of CLABSI or catheter-related thromboses compared with a standard PICC.

Vulnerability to Infection Increases for Breast Cancer Survivors Treated With Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy for breast cancer can affect the body's ability to ward off common illnesses.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Induction Phase Reduces Infections in Pediatric ALL

Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Induction Phase Reduces Infections in Pediatric ALL

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Continuous antibiotic treatment can reduce infections in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

Managing Aspergillus infection in HSCT recipients

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This review discusses common risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures for aspergillosis in hematopoietic stem transplantation recipients.

Sexually transmitted infection linked to prostate cancer

Sexually transmitted infection linked to prostate cancer

Many people are unaware that prostate cancer may sometimes be transmitted sexually.

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