In a recent article, Edelman and colleagues1 identified an association between prescribed opioids and risk for community-acquired pneumonia among patients with and without HIV infection. This is of concern for immunocompromised patients receiving opioids for cancer pain. We used the prospective Cologne Cohort of Neutropenic Patients (NCT01821456) to confirm this observation in patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.
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Jakob CEM, Stecher M, Claßen AY, Hamprecht A, Cornely OA, Vehreschild JJ. Association Between Prescribed Opioids and Infections in Patients Neutropenia and Cancer. JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 04, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4714
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