Vancomycin versus Placebo for Treating Persistent Fever in Patients with Neutropenic Cancer Receiving Piperacillin-Tazobactam Monotherapy

Cometta, A.; Kern, W.V.; De Bock, R.; Paesmans, M.; Vandenbergh, M.; Crokaert, F.; Engelhard, D.; Marchetti, O.; Akan, H.; Skoutelis, A.; Korten, V.; Vandercam, M.; Gaya, H.; Padmos, A.; Klastersky, J.; Zinner, S.; Glauser, M.P.; Calandra, T.; Viscoli, C.
August 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p382
Academic Journal
Assesses whether the addition of a glycopeptide would be able to reduce the time to defervescence in neutropenic patients with cancer. Patients' persistent fever after the initiation of empirical piperacillin-tazobactam monotherapy' Addition of amphotericin B to the therapy regimen; Lack of evidence that the addition of vancomycin therapy to the treatment regimen is of benefit to febrile neutropenic patients with cancer.


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