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Title: Outcome of an elective readmission policy in patients receiving acute myeloid leukaemia consolidation therapy and implications for an outpatient management programme.
Austin Authors: Grigg, Andrew P ;Prabahran, Ashvind;Donati, Vanessa;Wong, Eric ;Mason, Kate
Affiliation: Clinical Haematology
Issue Date: Aug-2023
Publication information: Internal Medicine Journal 2023-08; 53(8)
Abstract: Safe outpatient management of acute leukaemia consolidation cycles may enable substantial savings in admission costs. Safety involves the prompt administration of antibiotics in patients with neutropenic fever. Our unit in a metropolitan tertiary referral hospital analysed a cohort of patients spanning a 10-year period, with two key observations: (i) a high proportion of patients living a substantial distance from hospital and (ii) the high incidence and generally prompt onset of fever after severe neutropenia, suggesting this broad applicability of this approach is unfeasible without addressing travel issues and potentially reducing and/or delaying neutropenic fever with prophylactic antibiotics.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.16193
ORCID: 0000-0001-6915-7442
Journal: Internal Medicine Journal
Start page: 1492
End page: 1496
PubMed URL: 37599226
ISSN: 1445-5994
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: acute myeloid leukaemia
consolidation chemotherapy
neutropenic fever
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy
Neutropenia/chemically induced
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