Randomized comparison of cooked and noncooked diets in patients undergoing remission induction therapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 26, Issue 35, p.5684-8 (2008)

Keywords:

Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Anti-Infective Agents, Antineoplastic Agents, BACTEREMIA, Cooking, Female, Fever of Unknown Origin, Fruit, Fungemia, Humans, Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute, Male, Middle Aged, NEUTROPENIA, Opportunistic Infections, Pneumonia, Remission Induction, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome, Vegetables, Young Adult

Abstract:

A neutropenic diet is often used to prevent infection in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although such a diet potentially entails inconvenience, its value is uncertain.