neutropenia


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neutropenia

[′nü·trə‚pē·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormally low number of neutrophils in the peripheral circulation.
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Grade 3 and Grade 4 neutropenia occurred in 28% and 29%, respectively, of patients who received Halaven.
Neutropenia may last up to 6 months (median, 7 weeks).
Conclusion: Among the cancer patients with neutropenia in the present study, AML as the underlying disease, the presence of a central venous catheter, diarrhea, and IA during the initial febrile episode were risk factors for the development of SIs.
Most (96%) infants had at least one episode of neutropenia and/or anaemia and about half had the most severe form, with relatively few (13%) experiencing skin rash.
leukopenia (5 vs 28); neutropenia (5 vs 40); thrombocytopenia (2 vs 1); ALT
The Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science's Clinical Pharmacology Subcommittee met in November and voted unanimously that there was sufficient pharmacokinetic and clinical evidence that patients with a genotype known as UGT1a1*28, or 7/7, are at increased risk for developing neutropenia while taking irinotecan (Camptosar).
It means that thousands of chemotherapy patients at risk of infection will be able to receive protection from neutropenia at the onset of their treatment, before complications arise.
For about a year, Amgen will pay Lowe to spread the word about neutropenia, Benshoshan said, but an exact figure as to how much money the actor will receive would not be released.
The study shows a significant correlation between the number of neutrophil precursors infused post transplant and the degree neutropenia in the patient.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia.
Withhold LONSURF for febrile neutropenia, Grade 4 neutropenia, or platelets less than 50,000/mm[sup.