Journal article

Guideline for Antibacterial Prophylaxis Administration in Pediatric Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Thomas Lehrnbecher, Brian T Fisher, Bob Phillips, Sarah Alexander, Roland A Ammann, Melissa Beauchemin, Fabianne Carlesse, Elio Castagnola, Bonnie L Davis, L Lee Dupuis, Grace Egan, Andreas H Groll, Gabrielle M Haeusler, Maria Santolaya, William J Steinbach, Marianne van de Wetering, Joshua Wolf, Sandra Cabral, Paula D Robinson, Lillian Sung

Clinical Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Bacteremia and other invasive bacterial infections are common among children with cancer receiving intensive chemotherapy and in pediatric recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Systemic antibacterial prophylaxis is one approach that can be used to reduce the risk of these infections. Our purpose was to develop a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for systemic antibacterial prophylaxis administration in pediatric patients with cancer and those undergoing HSCT. METHODS: An international and multidisciplinary panel was convened with representation from pediatric hematology/oncology and HSCT, pediatric infectious diseases (including antibiotic stewardship), nur..

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