James talks to Dr Ibrahim Tohidi about the management of febrile neutropaenia on the wards.
Script Writer: Duncan Campbell
Summary Writer: Duncan Campbell
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Ibrahim Tohidi
Dr Tohidi is a Haematology Advanced trainee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a member of the RACP Working party for the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with Distinction, and has a special interest in cellular therapies and blood banking.
With Dr Ibrahim Tohidi, Advanced Trainee in Haematology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/Concord Hospital and Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment, with adult mortality rates ranging from 2-21%. Junior doctors are often called to see febrile oncology and haematology patients on the ward after hours, and it is important to know how to recognise a patient with febrile neutropaenia, and how to act.
You are called by the nursing staff on the ward to see a patient who has developed their first fever 8 days after having received their first cycle of chemotherapy.
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