Home Away From Home - Medical Outcomes

Official Title: Home or Away From Home: Comparing Clinical Outcomes Relevant to the Care of Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia During Periods of Neutropenia

Treatment for pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) involves intensive chemotherapy regimens that result in periods of profound neutropenia leaving patients susceptible to severe infectious complications. Infectious complications are the leading cause of treatment related mortality among AML patients, but there are little clinical data to inform whether management of neutropenia post AML chemotherapy should occur in an outpatient or inpatient setting. The primary objective of this study is to compare the clinical effectiveness of outpatient versus inpatient management of neutropenia in children with AML.

Hijiya, Nobuko, MD

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Nobuko Hijiya, MD