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Neutropenias

  

  • A
    Freifeld, D Marchigiani, T Walshi, et al (NIH,
    Bethesda, Md; Univ of South Florida, Tampa; Harvard
    Med School, Boston)

    A
    Double-blind Comparison of Empirical Oral and
    Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for Low-risk Febrile
    Patients with Neutropenia During Cancer
    Chemotherapy.

    N
    Engl J Med 341: 305-311, 1999.

       

    Patients
    with fever and neutropenia during cancer
    chemotherapy are usually treated by parenteral
    antibiotics. This study demonstrated that oral
    ciprofloxacin and amoxycillin is as good parenteral
    antibiotics.


       

  • WV
    Kern, for the International Antimicrobial Therapy
    Cooperative Group of the European Organization for
    Research and Treatmetn of Cancer (Medizinische
    Universitatsklinik und Poliklinik, Ulm, Germany)

    Oral
    Versus Intravenous Empirical Antibmicrobial Therapy
    for Fever In Patients with Granulocytopenia who are
    Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy.

    N
    Engl J Med 341: 312-318, 1999.

       

    Low risk patients with fever and
    granulocytopenia due to cancer chemotherapy can be
    effectively treated with oral ciprofloxacin and
    amoxycillin instead of parenteral antibiotics.
    This improves the quality of life.

        

 



 

           

Speciality Spotlight

       

 
Medicine
   

 

Neutropenias
  

  • A Freifeld, D Marchigiani, T Walshi, et al (NIH, Bethesda, Md; Univ of South Florida, Tampa; Harvard Med School, Boston)
    A Double-blind Comparison of Empirical Oral and Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for Low-risk Febrile Patients with Neutropenia During Cancer Chemotherapy.
    N Engl J Med 341: 305-311, 1999.
       
    Patients with fever and neutropenia during cancer chemotherapy are usually treated by parenteral antibiotics. This study demonstrated that oral ciprofloxacin and amoxycillin is as good parenteral antibiotics.
       

  • WV Kern, for the International Antimicrobial Therapy Cooperative Group of the European Organization for Research and Treatmetn of Cancer (Medizinische Universitatsklinik und Poliklinik, Ulm, Germany)
    Oral Versus Intravenous Empirical Antibmicrobial Therapy for Fever In Patients with Granulocytopenia who are Receiving Cancer Chemotherapy.
    N Engl J Med 341: 312-318, 1999.
       
    Low risk patients with fever and granulocytopenia due to cancer chemotherapy can be effectively treated with oral ciprofloxacin and amoxycillin instead of parenteral antibiotics. This improves the quality of life.
        

 

 

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