F. ALTERATIONS IN FUNCTIONING

175. The answer is d.

When the neutrophil count is less than 500/mm3, approximately 20% or more of febrile episodes have an associated bacteremia caused principally by aerobic gram-negative bacilli and gram-positive cocci. CNPP, Pages 511, 832, 838; CSM, Page 135.

176. The answer is d.

Acetaminophen, corticosteroids, and antihistamines may be given prior to platelet therapy to minimize the chance of a febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction. CNPP, Page 715.

177. The answer is b.

Patient-related risk factors for thrombosis include older age, female gender, African American race, and comorbidities such as infection, renal disease, pulmonary disease, obesity, inherited prothrombotic mutations, and a prior history ...

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