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Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network CDI

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The Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network – Clostridium difficile infections (AIKN-CDI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, shares the expertise and experience of thought leaders in the area of anti-infectives.

Recent content updates include:

  • Congress overview and data presentations from the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Conference held in Harrogate, UK 23-26 Nov 2014
  • Event summary and comment on healthcare-associated infections hosted in the European Parliament, Brussels by CDI Europe and European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
  • Key perspectives on a recent UK government-led review into Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Also available – interactive annotated treatment guidelines for the management of Clostridium difficile infection.

Please remember to return often to read updated news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest anti-infectives congresses.

January 2015 FDX/15/0003/EU

Anti-Infectives Knowledge Network IFI

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The Anti-infectives Knowledge Network – Invasive Fungal Infections (AIKN-IFI), an initiative by Astellas Pharma EMEA, shares the expertise and experience of a number of thought leaders in the disease therapy area of Anti-infectives.

Most recent updates with content from the 20th Annual International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) Congress which included an interactive case discussion presented by Carlos Cervera - 'Focus on candidaemia'.

News reports and sponsored presentations from this year: ECCMID, EBMT, ASM, ISICEM, AAA.

Also available - Free downloadable ESCMID Guidelines Supplement for the diagnosis and management of Candida diseases and related slides for use in your own presentations.

Please remember to return regularly to read the news, clinical insights, and essential information from the latest congresses.

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Medical Videos

Heart Transplantation - The Reasons for Transplantation and the Success Rates
Heart Transplantation - The Reasons for Transplantation and the Success Rates
Corneal Transplant - The Diseases, Procedures and Success Rates
Corneal Transplant - The Diseases, Procedures and Success Rates
An Overview of Blood Transfusions
An Overview of Blood Transfusions
Lung Transplants - The Benefits and Limitations
Lung Transplants - The Benefits and Limitations

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Transplantation

Independent risk factors for early urologic complications after kidney transplantation

Tue 17 Feb 2015 -  Independent risk factors for early urologic complications after kidney transplantation

Urologic complications are the most frequent technical adverse events following kidney transplantation (KTX). We evaluated traditional and novel potential risk factors for urologic complications ...

Living vs. Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation Provides Comparable Recovery of Renal Function in Patients With Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Matched Case–Control Study

Thu 02 Oct 2014 -  Living vs. Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation Provides Comparable Recovery of Renal Function in Patients With Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Matched Case–Control Study

Outcomes of living versus deceased donor liver transplantation in patients with chronic liver disease and hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) was compared using a matched pair study design. Thirty patients ...

Clinical Guidelines

Management of cytomegalovirus infection in haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

May 2013

These evidence-based guidelines expand and adapt previous guidance (Tomblyn et al, 2009; Andrews et..

... al, 2011). While specifically focusing on allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), they are relevant to other areas of haematological oncology where there is an increased risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, such as haematological cancers where intense anti-T-cell therapy has been deployed (O’Brien et al, 2006).

ESCMID guideline for the diagnosis and management of Candida diseases 2012: adults with haematological malignancies and after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT)

Dec 2012

Fungal diseases still play a major role in morbidity and mortality in patients with haematological..

... malignancies, including those undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Although Aspergillus and other filamentous fungal diseases remain a major concern, Candida infections are still a major cause of mortality. This part of the ESCMID guidelines focuses on this patient population and reviews pertaining to prophylaxis, empirical/pre-emptive and targeted therapy of Candida diseases. AntiCandida prophylaxis is only recommended for patients receiving allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Clinical Trials

Effectiveness of an APN-led Self-management Program in Patients in the First Year After Renal Transplantation (SMP-NEP)

Mon 27 Oct 2014

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the program in patients after renal transplantation using a randomized controlled trial design. Physical, behavioural, and clinical ...

Attitudes About Organ Transplantation (KAPsurvey)

Sun 26 Oct 2014

The study evaluates the knowledge, attitude and practice about organ transplantation among medical students and medical ...

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