Posts Tagged ‘fungal infection’

June 21, 2013

Special Issue: The American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Guidelines 3rd Edition


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This supplement to the American Journal of Transplantation is dedicated to transplant infectious diseases. The articles in the supplement are guidelines for various pathogens and infectious syndromes that affect transplant recipients. This is the 3rd edition of the guidelines and updates the previous edition published in 2009. Three new chapters were added to this edition: […]

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January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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October 30, 2012

Donor-Derived Fungal Infections in Organ Transplant Recipients: Guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice


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Fungal infections including candida and mould infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the post-transplant population. These guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation address the important issue of fungal transmission from donors. For example, donor-derived candidiasis can occur in kidney transplant recipients where preservative fluid contamination is a common source. This […]

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