Bringing together resources from a number of major anti-infective congresses throughout 2012 and 2013, including ISICEM, EBMT, ECCMID, EHA, ESOT and TIMM; the Anti-infectives Knowledge Network shares the experience of a number of thought leaders.
Key transplantation reports and presentations from our 2013 coverage include:
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).
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.
... latest evidence for determining best immunosuppression strategies to prevent allograft rejection and long-term health risks in SOT recipients, as well as to educate clinicians on how and when to initiate calcineurin inhibitor minimization strategies, and how to make individualized, evidence-based decisions about maintenance immunosuppression in patients with SOT.
This observational study is aimed at assessing insulin secretion and sensitivity by the use of a mathematical modeling from oral glucose tolerance test in subjects with liver cirrhosis undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), before and at various time points after OLT.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of renal transplantation on fluid overload and its consequence on the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, in patients with end stage chronic kidney disease. It aims further to investigate the relationship between overhydration, nocturnal rostral fluid shift and..