TITLE

COMMENTARY: Levofloxacin prevented fever and infection during prolonged chemotherapy-induced neutropenia

AUTHOR(S)
Tattersall, Martin
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that in the 1970s, empirical antibacterial therapy was shown to reduce mortality from infection in febrile neutropenic patients, and this strategy has continued. Recently, it has been recognized that some febrile neutropenic patients are at low risk for serious complications. A scoring system for identifying low-risk, febrile, neutropenic patients has been developed and is being used to select patients for testing therapeutic strategies that may be more cost-effective than hospitalization and empirical intravenous antibacterial therapy.
ACCESSION #
20297601

 

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