[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This is the first in a series of practice guidelines commissioned by the Infectious Diseases Society of America through its Practice Guidelines Committee. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide assistance to clinicians when making decisions on treating the conditions specified in each guideline. The targeted providers are internists, pediatricians, and family practitioners. The targeted patients and setting for the fever and neutropenia guideline are hospitalized individuals with neutropenia secondary to cancer chemotherapy. Panel members represented experts in adult and pediatric infectious diseases and oncology. The guidelines are evidence-based. A standard ranking system was used for the strength of the recommendations and the quality of the evidence cited in the literature reviewed. The document has been subjected to external review by peer reviewers as well as by the Practice Guidelines Committee and was approved by the IDSA Council. An executive summary, algorithms, and tables highlight the major recommendations. The guideline will be listed on the IDSA home page at http://www.idsociety.org.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 02/1991; 163(1):201-3. · 5.85 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A study was performed in low-risk cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia to determine the safety and efficacy of ceftriaxone given in an outpatient setting. A total of 126 episodes of febrile neutropenia in 120 clinically stable outpatients were treated with intravenous ceftriaxone alone (n=100) or in combination with other antibiotics (n=26). The mean neutrophil count was 460/mm3; severe neutropenia (< 100/mm3) was observed in 18 episodes. The initial treatment with ceftriaxone (alone or in combination) was successful in 99 episodes (78%). Ninety-five episodes (76%) were successfully treated in an outpatient setting only; admission to hospital was necessary in 31 episodes (24%), but no infection-related death was observed. Ceftriaxone seems to be safe and effective for outpatient therapy of patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology 07/1998; 17(7):501-4. · 3.02 Impact Factor
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