Factors predicting severe infections during chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients.

@article{Sasaki2015FactorsPS,
  title={Factors predicting severe infections during chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients.},
  author={Takahiro Sasaki and Yukinori Takenaka and Tarou Hayashi and Masashi Yamamoto and Hironori Cho and Takahito Fukusumi and Norihiko Takemoto and Atsushi Hanamoto and Toshimichi Yasui and Susumu Nakahara and Yoshifumi Yamamoto and Kenji Mitani and Hidenori Inohara},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={135 10},
  pages={1086-91}
}
CONCLUSIONS The head and neck cancer patients with more co-morbidities and those dependent on tube feeding are at a high risk of severe infections during chemotherapy. Therefore, prophylaxis with colony-stimulating factors and/or antibiotics should be considered for those patients. OBJECTIVES To investigate the risk factors for severe infection during chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of 129 patients with head and neck cancer who… CONTINUE READING