San Diego skyline, Photo by Michael Seljos

ICAAC/ICC 2015 took place September 17-21 in San Diego, California.

Monitoring microbiome may help reduce infection in AML

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Patient receiving chemotherapy
Photo by Rhoda Baer

Monitoring the microbiome during chemotherapy might help reduce infections in leukemia patients, according to research presented at ICAAC/ICC 2015. The researchers studied buccal and fecal samples from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were undergoing induction chemotherapy. This revealed that decreased microbial diversity was associated with... [Read Article]

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Readmissions due to infection after HSCT

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Doctor and patient in hospital
Photo courtesy of the CDC

A retrospective study has provided insight into hospital readmissions related to opportunistic infection following hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Of the roughly 4200 HSCT recipients studied, 26% were readmitted to the hospital due to opportunistic infection. About 1 in 3 infection-related readmissions were due... [Read Article]

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