Outpatient oral antibiotics for febrile neutropenic cancer patients using a score predictive for complications.

@article{Klastersky2006OutpatientOA,
  title={Outpatient oral antibiotics for febrile neutropenic cancer patients using a score predictive for complications.},
  author={Jean A. Klastersky and Marianne Paesmans and Aspasia Georgala and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Muanza and Barbara Plehiers and Laurent Dubreucq and Yassine Lalami and M. H. J. Aoun and Martine Barette},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 25},
  pages={4129-34}
}
PURPOSE Since febrile neutropenic patients were recognized to constitute a heterogeneous population, several models have been developed for predicting the risk of serious medical complications. The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer score and its derived clinical prediction rules have been validated, but thus far there were no data about its use for simplifying therapy in predicted low-risk patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a single institution, we followed all episodes… CONTINUE READING