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|Title:||Use of computed tomography abdomen and pelvis for investigation of febrile neutropenia in adult haematology patients||Austin Authors:||Lim, Hui Yin;Ashby, M;Williams, B;Grigg, Andrew P||Affiliation:||Department of Clinical Haematology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia||Issue Date:||Nov-2016||Publication information:||Internal Medicine Journal 2016; 46(11): 1332-1336||Abstract:||We retrospectively evaluated the use of computed tomography abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in febrile neutropenic autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients. CTAP was more common in ASCT patients (59%) compared with AML (31%; P < 0.001). Although abnormal findings were reported in 51%, only 10% resulted in therapy change (addition of anaerobic antibiotic/bowel rest), which would have otherwise been instituted based on clinical grounds. CTAP in these patients rarely provide useful information unsuspected clinically.||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/16822||DOI:||10.1111/imj.13235||PubMed URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27813352||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Acute myeloid leukaemia
Autologous stem cell transplant
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