Should prophylactic antibiotics be started in patients with an oncologic endoprosthesis who develop neutropenia secondary to postoperative chemotherapy?

Authors: Mitchell Schwaber, Yaakov Dickstein, Elizabeth Temkin

RECOMMENDATION: Not routinely. Evidence-based guidelines recommend limiting the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics to high-risk patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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