Levofloxacin to prevent bacterial infection in patients with cancer and neutropenia

Giampaolo Bucaneve, Alessandra Micozzi, Francesco Menichetti, Pietro Martino, M. Stella Dionisi, Giovanni Martinelli, Bernardino Allione, Domenico D'Antonio, Maurizio Buelli, A. Maria Nosari, Daniela Cilloni, Eliana Zuffa, Renato Cantaffa, Giorgina Specchia, Sergio Amadori, Francesco Fabbiano, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers, Francesco Lauria, Robin Foà, Albano Del Favero

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Abstract

Background: The prophylactic use of fluoroquinolones in patients with cancer and neutropenia is controversial and is not a recommended intervention. Methods: We randomly assigned 760 consecutive adult patients with cancer in whom chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-987
Number of pages11
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume353
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 8 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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