A multidisciplinary team approach to the management of patients with suspected or diagnosed invasive fungal disease


Ben-Ami R., Halaburda K., Klyasova G., Metan G. , Torosian T., AKOVA M.

JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.68, pp.25-33, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jac/dkt390
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-33
  • Keywords: aspergillosis, healthcare, immunocompromised hosts, haematological malignancy, PREEMPTIVE ANTIFUNGAL THERAPY, PERCUTANEOUS LUNG-BIOPSY, PARAFFIN-EMBEDDED TISSUE, PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS, BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE, NEUTROPENIC PATIENTS, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, HIGH-RISK, EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION, CELL TRANSPLANTATION

Abstract

Implementation of evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of invasive fungal disease (IFD) requires collaboration among numerous clinical and laboratory services, as partners in patient care. The multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach has emerged as a way of providing comprehensive medical care by bringing together professionals from a wide range of disciplines in a coordinated and effective manner. Here, we propose an MDT model for IFD management aimed at facilitating communication among consultants, adherence to clinical pathways and optimized use of resources available at each centre.