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A non-restrictive diet does not increase infections in patients with neutropenia after stem cell Transplantation

The use low-microbial protective diet is standard of care adopted in 80-90% of bone marrow transplantation centers, to prevent infections – the main cause of morbidity and mortality for this group of patients. This study is the final analysis of the Neutrodiet Multicenter, randomized trial and it assesses for the first time, the role of a non-restrictive diet versus a protective diet in terms of infection rate. Hear Federico Stella, MD of the Università degli Studi di Milano, presents the key findings and conclusions from the study in this MEDtalk.

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