Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases
Author: William J. Steinbach
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 9780323641982
ISBN 13: 0323641989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Book Review:

As the number and types of pediatric transplants increase and the complexity of chemotherapy regimens continues to evolve, there is a greater need for authoritative guidance, clinically actionable strategies, and easy-to-find information in the challenging area of immunocompromised pediatric patients. Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases offers up-to-date, targeted coverage of this complex field, compiled by world-renowned editors and authors into one convenient volume. Covers the must-know principles for diagnosing and managing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised populations and detailed aspects of their care - information not specifically covered in pediatric infectious disease textbooks or pediatric oncology books. Features algorithms in every chapter that provide visual, accessible overviews of treatment protocols. Discusses key topics such as microbiome implications in transplantation and oncology, antimicrobial resistant Gram-negative bacteria, EBV-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, and many others. Offers well-referenced, evidence-based content throughout, with targeted suggested readings provided. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases E Book

Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases E Book
Author: William J. Steinbach
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 0323641997
ISBN 13: 9780323641999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases E Book Book Review:

As the number and types of pediatric transplants increase and the complexity of chemotherapy regimens continues to evolve, there is a greater need for authoritative guidance, clinically actionable strategies, and easy-to-find information in the challenging area of immunocompromised pediatric patients. Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases offers up-to-date, targeted coverage of this complex field, compiled by world-renowned editors and authors into one convenient volume. Covers the must-know principles for diagnosing and managing opportunistic infections in immunocompromised populations and detailed aspects of their care – information not specifically covered in pediatric infectious disease textbooks or pediatric oncology books. Features algorithms in every chapter that provide visual, accessible overviews of treatment protocols. Discusses key topics such as microbiome implications in transplantation and oncology, antimicrobial resistant Gram-negative bacteria, EBV-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, and many others. Offers well-referenced, evidence-based content throughout, with targeted suggested readings provided.

Moffet s Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Moffet s Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Author: Randall Fisher,Thomas G. Boyce,Armando G. Correa
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 1496367448
ISBN 13: 9781496367440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moffet s Pediatric Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Staying true to the unique, problem-oriented approach of Dr. Hugh Moffet’s previous editions, the fifth edition of Moffet’s Pediatric Infectious Diseases walks the reader step by step through diagnosis and management using a signs and symptoms approach. This patient-oriented structure leads to a logical development of a differential diagnosis and evaluation and treatment plan, offering clear steps to confirm the diagnosis and provide appropriate therapy.

Healthcare Associated Infections in Children

Healthcare Associated Infections in Children
Author: J. Chase McNeil,Judith R. Campbell,Jonathan D. Crews
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 9783319981215
ISBN 13: 3319981218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthcare Associated Infections in Children Book Review:

With advances in technology and medical science, children with previously untreatable and often fatal conditions, such as congenital heart disease, extreme prematurity and pediatric malignancy, are living longer. While this is a tremendous achievement, pediatric providers are now more commonly facing challenges in these medical complex children both as a consequence of their underlying disease and the delivery of medical care. The term healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) encompass both infections that occur in the hospital and those that occur as a consequence of healthcare exposure and medical complexity in the outpatient setting. HAIs are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality for the individual patient as well as seriously taxing the healthcare system as a whole. In studies from the early 2000s, over 11% of all children in pediatric intensive care units develop HAIs and this figure increases substantially if neonatal intensive care units are considered. While progress has been made in decreasing the rates of HAI in the hospital, these infections remain a major burden on the medical system. In a study published in 2013, the annual estimated costs of the five most common HAIs in the United States totaled $9.8 billion. An estimated 648,000 patients developed HAIs in hospitals within the US in 2011 and children with healthcare-associated bloodstream infection have a greater than three-fold increased risk of death. While a number of texts discuss HAIs in the broader context of infectious diseases or pediatric infectious diseases (such as Mandell’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases or Long and Pickering’s Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) no single text specifically focuses on the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of HAI in children. Many infectious diseases texts are organized based on the microbiology of infection and from this starting point then discussing the clinical syndromes associated with the organism of interest. For instance, a chapter on Staphylococcus aureus may contain a brief discussion of the role of S. aureus in surgical site infections in the wider context of all staphylococcal disease. For clinicians caring for children at the bedside, however, the clinical syndrome is typically appreciated and intervention necessary prior to organism identification. We propose a text that details both the general principles involved in HAIs and infection prevention but also provides a problem oriented approach. Such a text would be of interest to intensivists, neonatologists, hospitalists, oncologists, infection preventionists and infectious diseases specialists. The proposed text will be divided into three principle sections: 1) Basic Principles of Infection Control and Prevention, 2) Major Infectious Syndromes and 3) Infections in Vulnerable Hosts. Chapters in the Major Infectious Syndromes section will include discussion of the epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnosis, medical management (or surgical management as appropriate) and prevention of the disease entity of interest. Chapters will seek to be evidenced based as much as possible drawing from the published medical literature as well as from clinical practice guidelines (such as those from the Infectious Diseases Society of America) when applicable. We intend to include tables, figures and algorithms as appropriate to assist clinicians in the evaluation and management of these often complex patients. Finally, we intend to invite authors to participate in this project from across a number of medical specialties including infectious diseases, infection control, critical care, oncology and surgery to provide a multidisciplinary understanding of disease. It is our intent to have many chapters be co-written by individuals in different subspecialties; for instance, a chapter on ventilator-associated pneumonia may be co-written by both infectious disease and critical care medicine specialists. Such a unique text has the potential to provide important guidance for clinicians caring for these often fragile children.

Moffet s Board Review for Pediatric Infectious Disease

Moffet s Board Review for Pediatric Infectious Disease
Author: Thomas G. Boyce
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 1496399684
ISBN 13: 9781496399687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moffet s Board Review for Pediatric Infectious Disease Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Until now, review and preparation for the pediatric infectious diseases board exam could be costly, time-consuming, and generic in its approach. Moffet’s Board Review for Pediatric Infectious Diseases offers pediatric residents, fellows, and practitioners a new, effective method of study that’s both affordable and self-paced. This first-of-its-kind review tool prepares you for the board exam and for the challenges you’ll encounter in taking care of children with infections.

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections
Author: Deepali Kumar,Atul Humar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9781444397932
ISBN 13: 1444397931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections Book Review:

Whether you need to manage a post-transplant infection or reduce the possibility of infection, you will find effective guidance in this handbook. The work of the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice, this reference exclusively uses tables and flowcharts to speed up decision making. This distinguished group of investigators and teachers provide point of care information on optimum management of infection in adult and pediatric organ and stem cell transplant patients. The unique tables and flowcharts are devised by the authors, backed up with extensive references, making the book a fully researched yet easy to use guide. The fast growing specialty of transplantation will be well served by this book as increasing numbers of successful procedures mean transplant teams have to be ever more alert to the possibility of and need for action in the event of ensuing infection.

Evidence Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Evidence Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Author: David Isaacs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470766158
ISBN 13: 9780470766156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Pediatric Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of childhood infections in clinical practice. Renowned Clinical Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, David Isaacs, and an expert consultant editor team, bring you the first book to critically look at the evidence for decision making in pediatric infections. Based around illustrative case studies, each chapter presents and analyzes current evidence on the management of different pediatric infections and provides firm treatment recommendations based on evidence of: • efficacy and safety • antibiotic resistance • cost • adverse effects • ethical considerations. Clear summaries and specific guidance allow you to assess the evidence for yourself and make rapid but informed management decisions based on the strength of evidence available. Antibiotic doses are presented clearly and simply, enabling you to select appropriate treatment at a glance. This book uses a case-based approach that focuses on the most common disease areas affecting children in industrialized countries, developing countries, travelers and refugees. It is an up-to-date, relevant and widely applicable text that carefully examines the evidence for antibiotics and other interventions whilst encouraging a conservative and responsible approach to antibiotic use. Evidence-based Pediatric Infectious Diseases is an indispensable resource for any practitioner who strives to provide the best evidence-based care for childhood infections.

Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control

Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control
Author: Kristina A. Bryant,Judith A. Guzman-Cottrill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 0190697180
ISBN 13: 9780190697181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Book Review:

AN INNOVATIVE AND ESSENTIAL NEW TOOL IN FIGHTING HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS The Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control is the most comprehensive, practical resource available on infection prevention across the spectrum of pediatric healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, ambulatory practices, and long-term care facilities. It addresses the nuances and challenges specific to pediatric infection prevention, providing expert guidance on topics where evidence-based guidelines don't currently exist. Expertly written and exceptionally practical, this handbook is an essential resource for infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, infectious disease fellows, and anyone who provides support for infection-prevention programs in pediatric facilities. *** The Handbook of Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control is a publication of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the world's largest organization dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases that affect children.

Congenital and Acquired Bone Marrow Failure

Congenital and Acquired Bone Marrow Failure
Author: Mahmoud Deeb Aljurf,Eliane Gluckman,Carlo Dufour
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-12-23
ISBN 10: 0128041757
ISBN 13: 9780128041758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congenital and Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Book Review:

Congenital and Acquired Bone Marrow Failure is a comprehensive guide to congenital and acquired bone marrow failure in adult and pediatric patients. Chapters are divided into two sections, acquired aplastic anemia and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. Content ranges from the basic, to the translational, and from the epidemiology of acquired aplastic anemia and telomere biology, to the management, treatment, and supportive care of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Contributors are world leading experts in the field of bone marrow failure. The book is required reading for residents, fellows, clinicians, and researchers across hematology, oncology, pathology, bone marrow transplantation, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Provides an overview of all congenital and acquired bone marrow failure syndromes Focuses on the molecular pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and diagnosis, laboratory features, and treatment of each disease within the syndromes Features the area of supportive care which is a topic of great interest to infectious disease physicians and those involved in transfusion services

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
Author: Richard N. Fine,Steven A. Webber,William E. Harmon,Deirdre A. Kelly,Kim M. Olthoff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN 10: 1444312731
ISBN 13: 9781444312737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation Book Review:

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation is acomprehensive and succinct text on all aspects of pediatric solidorgan transplantation. It provides a ready source of reference, toboth the basic science and organ specific surgical technique andafter care. This second edition has been extensively updated inlight of recent developments in this rapidly advancing area. The only textbook devoted to the field of pediatrictransplantation A definitive reference for all those interested in improvingthe care and quality of life of children undergoing solid organtransplantation Section on immunosuppression has been expanded by four chaptersto include sections on; - mechanisms of action - therapies for the sensitized patient - post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders - organ toxicities of immunosuppressive therapy A new section has been added on the many topics related toquality of life that effect survivors of pediatrictransplantation International editorial and contributor team represents a widegeographical range and contains both recognized leaders andemerging experts Whether you are an established sub-specialist in pediatrictransplantation, a transplant surgeon, or a pediatric specialist ina related area, this book will answer all your questions about careof the pediatric patient before, during, and aftertransplantation.

Emerging Transplant Infections

Emerging Transplant Infections
Author: Michele I Morris,Camille Nelson Kotton,Cameron Wolfe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2020-09-26
ISBN 10: 9783030258689
ISBN 13: 3030258688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Transplant Infections Book Review:

The field of transplant medicine has evolved significantly since the first kidney transplant was performed in 1954. Innovations in transplant immunosuppression have lowered the risk of organ rejection so that infectious complications are now the leading cause of hospitalization and mortality after solid organ transplant. Infection is also cited as the leading cause of non-relapse mortality after stem cell transplantation. As transplant centers have recognized the importance of transplant specific expertise in patient outcomes, the field of transplant infectious diseases has expanded into a recognized and highly valued subspecialty. International growth in solid organ and stem cell transplantation has outpaced access to such expertise, with some centers employing microbiology laboratory directors and transplant nephrologists as their lead infectious diseases consultants. This has been a particular challenge as the use of novel immunosuppressive regimens in new geographic and immigrant populations have fueled the emergence of new infection syndromes, with the initial presentation sometimes occurring in this most vulnerable patient population. This digital-first book is designed to meet the needs of practitioners engaged in transplant infectious disease practice who need more depth than they are able to find in UpToDate. It provides an overview of emerging infectious disease challenges with clinically relevant information regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Each chapter focuses on a clinical syndrome or pathogen with new or emerging implications for transplant patients. Given the rapidly evolving nature of emerging infections and topics in transplant infections, no resource has been published on these increasingly notorious issues; this this text is written by top, global experts who regularly update the material to ensure that readers will always have access to the most cutting edge material available. The editorial team consists of three experienced leaders in the field, all of whom have a strong record of scholarship and publication, as well as an international reputation. All three have focused their academic careers on emerging infectious diseases in transplantation, including a current and a past president of various infectious diseases and transplantation societies. The editors are also experienced reviewers and authors who have collaborated on multiple previous projects. All are committed to this project as a unique opportunity to make an important contribution to their field.

Red Book

Red Book
Author: American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Infectious Diseases
Publsiher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
Total Pages: 1058
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781581107036
ISBN 13: 158110703X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Book Book Review:

Developed by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases in conjunction with the CDC, the FDA, and other leading institutions with contributions from hundreds of physicians nationwide, the newly revised and updated 2012 "Red Book" continues the tradition of excellence with the latest findings and clinical recommendations on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions. Updated information and recommendations include: - Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices have been updated throughout - 2012 childhood and adolescent immunization schedules added - Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations - The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children - Updated coverage of adenovirus, arbovirus, candidiasis, clostridium infections, "Clostridium difficle, "cyclosporiasis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, "Escherichia coli," diarrhea, human calicivirus infections, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more - Updated information on hepatitis A and B - New chapter on dengue - Updated information on group B streptococcal infections - Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections - Significantly revised chapters on herpes simplex and HIV infection - Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated - Recommendations for screening females for HPV infection and for immunizing females and males with HPV vaccine are provided - And much more!

Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2921
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780721664484
ISBN 13: 0721664482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases
Author: Amar Safdar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781607616443
ISBN 13: 1607616440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Principles and Practice of Cancer Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive and insightful work dedicated to elucidating the problem of infections in cancer patients. This essential volume reviews common and less often encountered infections, while establishing the difficulties behind preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases in cancer patients. Key sections are devoted to the presentation of clinical symptoms and the identification of major etiologic agents. A cadre of leading clinicians provide a detailed assessment of the risk factors for various infections, critical strategies in preventing and managing infections, and study of the interactions between the pathogen and host's immune function and inflammatory response. With its in-depth knowledge and concise treatment of the distinct facets of infections in cancer patients, this volume is an indispensible tool for all infectious disease specialists and clinical oncologists.

Clinical Mycology

Clinical Mycology
Author: William E. Dismukes,Peter G. Pappas,Jack D. Sobel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195148096
ISBN 13: 9780195148091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Mycology Book Review:

Within the field of infectious diseases, medical mycology has experienced significant growth over the last decade. Invasive fungal infections have been increasing in many patient populations, including: those with AIDS; transplant recipients; and the elderly. As these populations grow, so does the diversity of fungal pathogens. Paralleling this development, there have been recent launches of several new antifungal drugs and therapies. Clinical Mycology offers a comprehensive review of this discipline. Organized by types of fungi, this volume covers microbiologic, epidemiologic and demographic aspects of fungal infections as well as diagnostic, clinical, therapeutic, and preventive approaches. Special patient populations are also detailed.

Infection in the Cancer Patient

Infection in the Cancer Patient
Author: Rod Hay
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2006-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780198566328
ISBN 13: 0198566328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infection in the Cancer Patient Book Review:

Infection in the cancer patient is extremely common, either precipitated by the cancer itself or by the cancer therapies. Virtually all cancer patients develop an infection during their illness, often life-threatening and requiring urgent treatment. This book describes the presentation and management of all infections met by the clinician.

Lanzkowsky s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Lanzkowsky s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Author: Philip Lanzkowsky,Jeffrey M. Lipton,Jonathan D. Fish
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 0128016744
ISBN 13: 9780128016749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lanzkowsky s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Book Review:

Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Reflecting the considerable advances in the treatment and management of hematologic and oncologic diseases in children, the sixth edition of this successful clinical manual has been entirely updated to incorporate all current treatment protocols, new drugs, and management approaches. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having to reference larger medical textbooks. Based on the new standards of genetic classification and prognostic information that have arisen in the past five years, the sixth edition includes two new chapters (Diagnostic, Molecular, and Genomic Methodologies for the Hematologist, Transfusion Medicine) and several new expanded chapters that were previously sections in consolidated chapters (Myelodysplasia, Myeloid Leukemias, Lymphoid Leukemias, Hemolytic Anemia, and Disorders of Coagulation). Presents a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders in one manual Offers an alternative to bigger references which only cover either oncologic or hematologic disorders in twice as many pages Presents an easy-to-read format: multiple tables, charts, and flow-diagrams for diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders Includes 2 new chapters and several expanded chapters: Diagnostic, Molecular and Genomic Methodologies for the Hematologist, Transfusion Medicine, Myelodysplasia, Myeloid Leukemias, and Lymphoid Leukemias

Pediatric Renal Transplantation

Pediatric Renal Transplantation
Author: Amir H. Tejani,Richard N. Fine
Publsiher: Wiley-Liss
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1994-08-16
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032714456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Renal Transplantation Book Review:

A detailed, contributed reference offering broad coverage of renal transplantation in children. Diagnosis, the patient's medical management, operative methods, surgical and medical complications, donor selection, immunosuppression, late effects on growth and development and psychosocial factors are among the topics discussed. Features a chapter on how to set up and manage a pediatric renal transplant program.

Consultations in Infectious Disease

Consultations in Infectious Disease
Author: Daniel Caplivski,W. Michael Scheld
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 019973500X
ISBN 13: 9780199735006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consultations in Infectious Disease Book Review:

This book of illustrative cases provides a cross-sectional view of the growing challenges that face the infectious diseases consultant.

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Author: Ronald M. Kline
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-07-19
ISBN 10: 9780824724450
ISBN 13: 0824724453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Book Review:

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently utilized as a treatment option for a variety of life-threatening conditions affecting children and young adults including leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, brain tumors, inherited immune deficiency syndromes, blood disorders, and inherited metabolic diseases. This expertly written reference provides current information on methods and outcomes in a wide range of pediatric diseases, using a variety of HSCT approaches. It guides the pediatric professional in the proper execution and understanding of HSCT, and provides illustrative discussions of the hematopoietic and immune systems, clear outlines of current chemotherapy regimens, and expert guidance on each phase of stem cell transplantation and management, including patient evaluation and recovery.