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New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance
Date:5/27/2009

otherapy treatment. Of these patients:
  • 61 percent had more than one infection;
  • virtually all took at least a week to recover;
  • 22 percent reported taking four or more weeks to recover;
  • 52 percent had to go the emergency room due to an infection;
  • 42 percent were hospitalized, spending on average nine days in the hospital; and
  • 43 percent experienced chemotherapy treatment interruption.
  • ID specialists report seeing an average of 36 chemotherapy patients with an infection in a typical month.
  • 57 percent of ID specialists and 28 percent of oncologists have observed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as the most common infection in chemotherapy patients.

  • Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern.

    • Nearly all ID specialists (91 percent) report being very or extremely concerned about emerging antibiotic resistance in cancer patients.
    • More than half of all patients (51 percent) are extremely or very concerned about antibiotic resistance.
    • The issue of antibiotic resistance is the least likely to be discussed between physicians and patients, with 26 percent of oncologists (or nurses in their practice) discussing the issue before a cancer patient starts chemotherapy.

    Oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in preventing infections.

    • 58 percent of oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in an effort to prevent infections in chemotherapy patients.
    • Approximately half of ID specialists and oncologists surveyed said that antibiotics are effective at minimizing the risk of infection.
    • There is general consensus among both ID
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