Kieren Marr, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Kieren Marr

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Viral infections after bone marrow transplant

Viral infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know about viral infections after bone marrow transplant: General comments Viral infections are a major issue for bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. Important viral pathogens in this population include herpes simplex viruses (HSV) 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes…

Fungal infections after bone marrow transplant

Fungal infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know: Invasive fungal infections What conditions can underlie invasive fungal infections? Development of an invasive fungal infection occurs when the following three requirements are met: Exposure to a pathogenic fungus, breakdown in antifungal host defenses, and failure (or absence) of effective prophylaxis. Infections caused…

Bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant

Bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know about bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant: Bacterial infections are common after bone marrow transplant (BMT). If not promptly treated, these infections have the potential to rapidly progress, with significant risk for morbidity and mortality. For this reason, antibacterial prophylaxis during the highest…

Viral infections after bone marrow transplant

Viral infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know about viral infections after bone marrow transplant: General comments Viral infections are a major issue for bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. Important viral pathogens in this population include herpes simplex viruses (HSV) 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes…

Fungal infections after bone marrow transplant

Fungal infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know: Invasive fungal infections What conditions can underlie invasive fungal infections? Development of an invasive fungal infection occurs when the following three requirements are met: Exposure to a pathogenic fungus, breakdown in antifungal host defenses, and failure (or absence) of effective prophylaxis. Infections caused…

Bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant

Bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant What every physician needs to know about bacterial infections after bone marrow transplant: Bacterial infections are common after bone marrow transplant (BMT). If not promptly treated, these infections have the potential to rapidly progress, with significant risk for morbidity and mortality. For this reason, antibacterial prophylaxis during the highest…

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