Selective discharge of patients with acute myeloid leukemia during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

@article{Gillis1996SelectiveDO,
  title={Selective discharge of patients with acute myeloid leukemia during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.},
  author={Shmuel Gillis and Eldad J Dann and D. S. Rund},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={26-31}
}
PURPOSE It is common practice for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to be observed in hospital during the entire nadir after intensive chemotherapy. In an attempt to lessen the likelihood of developing infections with hospital acquired pathogens, we usually discharge patients upon completion of chemotherapy and follow them as outpatients. They are readmitted if fever develops. We evaluated the feasibility and safety of this practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 29 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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