MedStats member, Dr Douiri, publishes in the Journal of Infection

The Journal of Infection has published a study titled ‘Baseline cytokine profiling identifies novel risk factors for invasive fungal disease among haematology patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation‘. MedStats team member, Dr Douiri, was a co-author.

The study aimed to identify cytokine profiles that correlate with increased risk of invasive fungal disease (IFD). The authors concluded that ‘high baseline IL-2R and CCL2 concentrations were independent indicators of the risk of developing IFD and could be used to identify patients for enhanced prophylaxis and early antifungal therapy’.