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Oncology News Central (ONC)No Need for Restrictive Diet After Bone Marrow Transplant

Especially after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), infections are a major factor in morbidity and mortality. Neutropenic diets have long been advised to prevent these infections despite the scant evidence. The results of a recent research evaluating this notion show no discernible difference between a nonrestrictive diet and infection rates, feeding outcomes, and the incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease.

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