Dissemination of Information on Neutropenic Diet by Top US Cancer Centers: In-line with the Evidence?

Timothy J. Brown, Dhruvika Mukhija, Naveen Premnath, Anand Venkatraman, Sajan Jiv Singh Nagpal, Arjun Gupta

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Abstract

Aim: The neutropenic diet is commonly prescribed to cancer patients with neutropenia with the goal of reducing infections. However, multiple randomized trials have proved no benefit with neutropenic diets compared to less restricted diets with regards to reducing infectious risk. We aimed to ascertain if top cancer centers recommended for or against the use of neutropenic diets on their official websites. Methods: We reviewed the websites of the top 20 hospitals in the 2017 US News Best Hospitals for Cancer

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1275
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition and Cancer
Volume71
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cancer Research

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