Alexander Levitan, M.D.; Seymour Perry, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It has been reported that germ-free animals can tolerate increased amounts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy because of decreased infection and drug toxicity. In order to evaluate this in humans, a "Life Island" patient isolation system has been employed.
This unit provides a sterile environment and consists of a modified hospital bed enclosed by a plastic canopy. Air entering the enclosure is passed through high-efficiency filters that remove all microorganisms. All material, including food, linens, and personal items, is sterilized before introduction into the enclosure. Before entry the patient undergoes an intensive and continuing regimen designed to reduce his skin and
Levitan A, Perry S. The Role of the "Life Island" Patient Isolator System in Cancer Chemotherapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1065. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1065_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1065.
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