6/25 Adult Journal Club

Which neutropenic patients are sick? Or sick-est?

During the heme/onc module, Dr Reisman will dissect the following paper:

neturo cohort

 

Let’s discuss pre-conference:  Is this applicable to your practice?  What are the limitations?  Will this change what you do tomorrow?

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Jay Khadpe MD

  • Editor in Chief of "The Original Kings of County"
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2 comments for “6/25 Adult Journal Club

  1. jkhadpe
    June 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I think overall I don’t have any big issues with the study. It’s obviously limited by its retrospective design. The main problem for me would be its relevance. I have never felt comfortable discharging a patient with neutropenic fever so unless you’re considering sending a pt home, the focus of this article doesn’t really impact what you are going to do in the ED. Would like to hear if anyone has discharged neutropenic fever pts that meet low risk criteria.

  2. dmuhlfel
    June 25, 2014 at 1:27 am

    definitely interesting to think about those findings. crp/cxr and cbc are all easy to order and going to be done anyways during the work up. seems like we admit them all regardless.

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