Published in Hematology Week, March 31st, 2008
"Hundred consecutive neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies and persistent fever after 72 h of first-line antibiotic therapy (91% piperacillin/tazobactam) were treated with teicoplanin (800 mg on day 1, then 400 mg/day) + piperacillin/tazobactam + gentamicin from 08/96 to 09/00 (group T) or with vancomycin (2 g/day) + meropenem + levofloxacin from 10/00 to 04/02 (group V). Success was defervescence (>= 7 days) in absence of any sign of continuing infection....
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