Domiciliary treatment of febrile episodes in cancer patients: a prospective randomized trial comparing oral versus parenteral empirical antibiotic treatment

@article{Minotti1999DomiciliaryTO,
  title={Domiciliary treatment of febrile episodes in cancer patients: a prospective randomized trial comparing oral versus parenteral empirical antibiotic treatment},
  author={Vincenzo Minotti and Giuseppe Gentile and Giampaolo Bucaneve and A. P. Iori and Alessandra Micozzi and F. Cavicchi and Giuliana Barbabietola and Giuseppe Landonio and Francesco Menichetti and Pietro Di Martino and Albano Del Favero},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={7},
  pages={134-139}
}
Hospitalization and empirical broad-spectrum, intravenous antibiotics are the standard treatment for febrile cancer patients. Recent evidence supports the suggestion that febrile episodes in a low-risk population can be managed successfully in an outpatient setting, but the optimal drug regimen is unknown. In a prospective randomized clinical trial we compared ciprofloxacin 750 mg p.o. twice a day with ceftriaxone 2 g i.v. as a single daily dose for the empiric domiciliary treatment of febrile… CONTINUE READING
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