sepsis was reported in 6% of Asian vs 1% of White patients.
enterocolitis in children and young adults with cancer: prognostic value of clinical and image findings.
If you are neutropenic
it means you are more at risk of infection and have to stay away from anyone with even coughs or colds.
This is a study which can potentially be translated into clinical applications to impact the health and lives of neutropenic
We present a patient with acute myeloid leukemia in a febrile neutropenic
period with ecthyma gangrenosum-like cutaneous lesions who had Pseudomonas bacteremia and disseminated fusariosis simultaneously An Internet search of the English-language literature (Medline 1966-2011) revealed no reported cases of ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions due to simultaneous Pseudomonas bacteremia and disseminated fusariosis.
She was admitted with a diagnosis of neutropenic
fever and given supportive care with broad-spectrum antibiotics (meropenem and vancomycin), intravenous fluid administration, and filgrastim.
12] febrile neutropenia was more frequent with cabazitaxel (8%) than with mitoxantrone (1%) in the TROPIC trial, and neutropenic
complications were the most frequent cause of death in the cabazitaxel arm (2% of recipients).
The majority of the neutropenic
patients develop acalculous cholecystitis, in contrast with non-neutropenic
patients to whom acalculous cholecystitis comprises only approximately 5% of all cases of acute cholecystitis (1).
I would love to have one private infusion room to care for patients who are neutropenic
, but we don't.
Llion then began a gruelling chemotherapy regime, which left him neutropenic
- his white blood cells had been killed off by the powerful anti-cancer drugs, leaving him vulnerable to the slightest infection.
2002 guidelines for the use of antimicrobial agents in neutropenic
patients with cancer.
Disseminated infections with Scedosporium prolificans have been reported in neutropenic
patients including those with underlying blood disorders such as acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, aplastic anemia and multiple myeloma.
The gastrointestinal system must also be carefully examined as typhlitis or neutropenic
enterocolitis is a common cause of severe infection.
The risk of neutropenic
infections poses an additional threat to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, at a time when a patient's emotional and physical energy has to be focused on fighting the primary disease.
Swimming is not allowed with a Hickman line in situ due to risk of infection from pool water, but swimming may be allowed with an un-accessed port if the child is not neutropenic