Author | John G. Baraboutis, MD

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Commentary (Baraboutis/Noskin): Management of Health-Care–Associated Infections in the Oncology Patient

March 01, 2003

Drs. Guinan, McGuckin, andNowell have nicely reviewedthe risk factors associatedwith increased susceptibility to hospital-acquired infection in oncologypatients and also discussed preventivesteps to attenuate those risks.We agree that patients with malignanciespresent a challenge to thehealth-care provider, as infection willdevelop at some point in almost allcancer patients[1] and may be associatedwith significant mortality.[2]