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Research Article

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Chemotherapy-Induced Myelosuppression and Febrile Neutropenia in Breast Cancer Patients

Table 2

Different outcomes in chemotherapy-induced leukopenia, neutropenia, and FN between two groups.

Outcomes Before propensity matching After propensity matching
Group 1 () Group 2 () Group 1 () Group 2 ()

Leukopenia<0.0001<0.0001
 Mild 261 85 328 169
 Severe 192 274 249 408
Neutropenia0.0008420.005
 Mild 126 64 163 122
 Severe 327 295 414 455
Febrile neutropenia<0.0001<0.0001
 No 428 254 545 439
 Yes 25 105 32 138

Mild: Grades I and II myelosuppression. Leukocyte lower than normal but higher than (or equal to) 2.0 × 109/L; neutrophils lower than normal but higher than (or equal to) 1.0 × 109/L. Severe: Grades III and IV myelosuppression. Leukocyte lower than 2.0 × 109/L; neutrophils lower than 1.0 × 109/L. FN: body temperature 38.2°C and absolute neutrophil count <0.5 × 109/L on the same day of the fever or the day after.

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