A survey of infectious disease clinical practices among pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs in the United States

Hisham Abdel Azim, Chelsea Balian, Priti Tewari, Ruth Santizo, Neena Kapoor, Kris M. Mahadeo

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Abstract

We assessed clinical practice standards for infectious complications among pediatric blood and marrow transplant (PBMT) recipients. An anonymous online survey was sent to all 64 pediatric program directors (PD) of PBMT centers in the United States, which are accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The overall response rate was 56% (CI: 44-68%); variations in clinical practices were noted regarding (i) surveillance for late onset cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and (ii) pharmacokinetic/therapeutic drug monitoring of antimicrobials. Prospective studies among PBMT recipients to address infectious complications among this population and variations in clinical practice may be required. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015;62:731-735.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-735
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • BMT
  • FACT
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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