Bloodstream infections and mortality-related factors in febrile neutropenic cancer patients

  title={Bloodstream infections and mortality-related factors in febrile neutropenic cancer patients},
  author={Elif Sahin Horasan and Gulden Ersoz and Anil Tombak and Naci E Tiftik and Ali Osman Kaya},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
BACKGROUND We performed a prospective observational cohort study to evaluate the causative bacteria and to identify risk factors for mortality in febrile neutropenic (FN) patients with blood stream infection (BSI). MATERIAL/METHODS We conducted a prospective data collection on all patients with bacteremia or fungemia. The patients were assigned into low-risk and high-risk groups in accordance with the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Risk Index. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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