Meta-analysis: antibiotic prophylaxis reduces mortality in neutropenic patients

Anat Gafter-Gvili, Abigail Fraser, Mical Paul, Leonard Leibovici

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Abstract

Bacterial infections are a major cause of illness and death in patients who are neutropenic after chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Trials have shown the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in decreasing the incidence of bacterial infections but not in reducing mortality rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-95
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume142
Issue number12 Pt 1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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