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

Table 5

Multivariate analysis of clinicopathological variables of FN.

Variables Before propensity matching After propensity matching
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI

Chemotherapy regimens
TNM stage
 III and IV0.8970.457–1.7570.7500.6900.383–1.2440.217
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy0.7100.426–1.1840.1901.5190.916–2.5220.106
TCM treatment0.1660.098–0.280<0.00010.1840.122–0.279<0.0001

Chemotherapy: 1: the chemotherapy regimens contain AC/EC (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide) and CAF/CEF (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide, and 5-Fluorouracil). 2: the chemotherapy regimens contain TC (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Cyclophosphamide) and T (paclitaxel or docetaxel). 3: the chemotherapy regimens contain anthracyclines combined with paclitaxel or docetaxel: TAC/TEC (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Cyclophosphamide, and Adriamycin or epirubicin); TA/TE (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Adriamycin or epirubicin). 4: the chemotherapy regimens contain anthracyclines followed by paclitaxel or docetaxel: AC/EC (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide); CAF/CEF (Adriamycin or epirubicin, Cyclophosphamide, and 5-Fluorouracil), followed with T or TH (paclitaxel or docetaxel, Herceptin). 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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