Robin Avery, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Infections following organ transplantation (Including Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem cell): Presenting without localizing signs

Fever, without localizing signs; with or without neutropenia, and with or without hypotension, in a transplant recipient Neutropenic fever; Febrile neutropenia; Undifferentiated fever; Fever of unknown origin; Disseminated infection; Sepsis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viremia, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viremia, parvovirus, influenza, adenovirus, human herpesvirus-6, bacteremia, transplant pyelonephritis, listeriosis, biliary sepsis, catheter-associated bloodstream infection, fungemia, cryptococcosis, candidiasis, candidemia,…

Infections following organ transplantation (Including Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem cell): CNS and head-and-neck infections

Infections involving the central nervous system (CNS) and/or the head and neck are serious concerns, particularly in the neutropenic patient. A wide variety of pathogens can cause meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis in the immunocompromised host. Certain invasive fungal infections such as mucormycosis and aspergillosis can rapidly progress from the sinonasal area to the orbits and…

Infections following organ transplantation (Including Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem cell): Cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and soft tissue infections

Cellulitis, soft tissue infection, skin lesions, necrotizing fasciitis, pyomyositis, myonecrosis, rash, catheter exit-site infection Synonyms Skin and soft tissue infections in the immunocompromised host; deep soft tissue infections in the immunocompromised host Related conditions Impetigo, bullous impetigo, erysipelas, lymphangitis, venous stasis, lymphedema, septic thrombophlebitis, Group A streptococcal infection, staphylococcal infection, MRSA, tunnel infection, meningococcemia, disseminated…

Infections following organ transplantation (Including Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem cell): Presenting with Gastrointestinal Manifestations

Colitis, gastroenteritis, gastritis, C. difficile-associated diarrhea, esophagitis; cholangitis; diverticulitis; biliary sepsis; typhlitis; abdominal surgical site infections; gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease Synonyms Gastrointestinal infections in the immunocompromised host, intra-abdominal sepsis Related conditions C. difficile infection, pseudomembranous colitis, megacolon, Candida esophagitis, CMV esophagitis, HSV esophagitis, CMV gastritis, CMV enteritis, CMV colitis, strongyloidiasis, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, E. coli…

Infections following organ transplantation (Including Solid Organ and Hematopoietic Stem cell): Presenting with Pulmonary infiltrates

Pulmonary infiltrates are common in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and solid organ transplant recipients, and may be caused by bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic infections as well as noninfectious causes. Although a wide variety of causes are possible, an understanding of the time post-transplant, the degree of immunosuppression of the recipient and the recipient’s…

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