Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Category: Immunocompromised Host, Infectious in Oncology, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Dr. Mihn Ho speaks about the prevention of infection in recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants. He reviews the process of transplantation, sources of infection, different phases of opportunistic infections, and the indications for prophylaxis post-transplantation. He touches on the history of BMT, starting with the 1940s to modern outcomes. He then addresses infectious disease concerns regarding these patients: pre-transplant infection screening, opportunistic infections, and infection prevention.
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