Early empiric antibiotic therapy for febrile neutropenia patients at low risk

K. V.I. Rolston, E. B. Rubenstein, A. Freifeld

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Abstract

Although it is apparent that certain patients with febrile neutropenic episodes can benefit from outpatient antibiotic therapy, not all low-risk patients are treated in this fashion. There are barriers, real and perceived, to implementing this approach for patients, health care providers, and caregivers. Table 3 summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of ambulatory management of febrile neutropenic patients. For many patients and physicians, outpatient oral antibiotics may be preferred, whereas for others a more conservative approach might be needed in order to feel comfortable with treating this population on an outpatient basis. In this situation, patients can be treated in a stepwise fashion as shown in Table 4. These alternatives allow physicians and patients options to discuss when planning treatment strategies for febrile neutropenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-237
Number of pages15
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Febrile Neutropenia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Outpatients
Fever
Therapeutics
Physicians
Health Personnel
Caregivers
Patient Care
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  • Infectious Diseases

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Early empiric antibiotic therapy for febrile neutropenia patients at low risk. / Rolston, K. V.I.; Rubenstein, E. B.; Freifeld, A.

In: Infectious disease clinics of North America, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.01.1996, p. 223-237.

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