Using the Prospective Antifungal Therapy (PATH) Alliance registry, Neofytos et al.  investigated the epidemiology and outcome of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. Because use of Web-based registries is pivotal for progress in understanding IFIs, the Italian Hema e-Chart Group is also engaged in a prospective, multicenter, observational study designed to analyze all febrile events in patients with hematological malignancies (L.P., M.C., and A.N., unpublished data). Hema e-chart prospectively collects high-quality data derived from clinical experience and provides information on epidemiology and prophylactic and/or therapeutic drug use for IFIs. Distribution of investigating centers across Italy and a potentially large patient cohort facilitate the study of IFIs and the identification of appropriate subgroups for diverse research interests
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