Neutropenia

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Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a disorder in which individuals have an abnormally low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infections. The low count can be caused by cancer, viral infections, autoimmune disorders or drugs that damage the function of bone marrow or neutrophil cells. The lower the neutrophil count, the more vulnerable an individual is to infection or sickness. Common symptoms of neutropenia include fevers and frequent infections, which can result in mouth ulcers, diarrhea, a burning sensation when urinating, unusual redness, pain, or a sore throat.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neutropenia" returned 930 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of Guidance on the Prescription Patterns of G-CSFs for the Prevention of Febrile Neutropenia Following Anticancer Chemotherapy: A Population-Based Utilization Study in the Lazio Region.
 

Author(s): Francesco Trotta, Flavia Mayer, Alessandra Mecozzi, Laura Amato, Antonio Addis

Journal: BioDrugs. 2017 Apr;31(2):117-124.

 

Current guidelines recommend prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) for patients with cancer who are at greater risk of febrile neutropenia (FN) while receiving chemotherapy. G-CSF biosimilars are available and represent a savings opportunity; however, their ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Neutropenia induced by high-dose intravenous benzylpenicillin in treating neurosyphilis: Does it really matter?
 

Author(s): Rui-Rui Peng, Juan Wu, Wei Zhao, Tengfei Qi, Mei Shi, Zhifang Guan, Haikong Lu, Fuquan Long, Zixiao Gao, Sufang Zhang, Pingyu Zhou

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Prompt therapy with high-dose intravenous benzylpenicillin for a prolonged period is critical for neurosyphilis patients to avoid irreversible sequelae. However, life-threatening neutropenia has been reported as a complication of prolonged therapy with high doses of benzylpenicillin ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Association of ABCB1 and SLC22A16 Gene Polymorphisms with Incidence of Doxorubicin-Induced Febrile Neutropenia: A Survey of Iranian Breast Cancer Patients.
 

Author(s): Abolfazl Faraji, Hamid Reza Dehghan Manshadi, Maryam Mobaraki, Mahkameh Zare, Massoud Houshmand

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Doxorubicin-based chemotherapy is used to treat breast cancer patients; however, neutropenia is a common hematologic side effect and can be life-threatening. The ABCB1 and SLC22A16 genes encode proteins that are essential ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2016

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The terms "Neutropenia" returned 84 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Granulocyte transfusions for treating infections in people with neutropenia or neutrophil dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Lise J Estcourt, Simon J Stanworth, Sally Hopewell, Carolyn Doree, Marialena Trivella, Edwin Massey

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Despite modern antimicrobials and supportive therapy bacterial and fungal infections are still major complications in people with prolonged disease-related or treatment-related neutropenia. Transfusions of granulocytes have a long history of usage in clinical practice to support and ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2016

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Meta-Analysis and Cost Comparison of Empirical versus Pre-Emptive Antifungal Strategies in Hematologic Malignancy Patients with High-Risk Febrile Neutropenia.
 

Author(s): Monica Fung, Jane Kim, Francisco M Marty, Michaël Schwarzinger, Sophia Koo

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Invasive fungal disease (IFD) causes significant morbidity and mortality in hematologic malignancy patients with high-risk febrile neutropenia (FN). These patients therefore often receive empirical antifungal therapy. Diagnostic test-guided pre-emptive antifungal therapy has been ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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How I diagnose and treat neutropenia.
 

Author(s): David C Dale

Journal: Curr. Opin. Hematol.. 2016 Jan;23(1):1-4.

 

Neutropenia absolute neutrophil count (ANC) less than 1.5 × 10(9)/l is a common hematological finding, and severe neutropenia, that is, ANC less than 0.5 × 10(9)/l is a well known risk factor for susceptibility to bacterial infections. This review provides a succinct ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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Saftey and Efficacy of Pegfilgrastim in Preventing Chrmotherapy-induced Neutropenia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neutropenia

 

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2015

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Management of Severe Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia in Advanced Breast Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Febrile Neutropenia

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2017

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Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017

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