Decreased incidence of febrile neutropenia in Michigan following masking and social distancing orders for the COVID-19 pandemic: A population based cohort study
Michael Gerard Baracy Jr, Sanjana Kulkarni, Fareeza Afzal, Leigh Ann Solomon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI 48236, United States
Karen Hagglund, Medical Research, Ascension St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, United States
Katherine Arends, Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, MI 48933, United States
Robert T Morris, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI 48201, United States
Muhammad Faisal Aslam, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI 48236, United States
Logan Corey, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
Author contributions: Corey L conceived of the idea; Baracy Jr MG and Corey L designed the protocol and wrote the manuscript; Baracy Jr MG and Corey L organized operative diagnoses, CPT codes, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and ensured the integrity of codification; Hagglund K verified the protocol was methodologically sound and analyzed the data; Arends K procured the data; Kulkarni S, Afzal F, Solomon LA, Morris RT and Aslam MF were integral in the design and execution of the project; all authors discussed the final results and contributed to the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ascension St. John Hospital Institutional Review Board (approval No. 1783486-1).
Informed consent statement: Informed consent has been waived by the Ascension St. John Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: The dataset is available from the corresponding author at Michael.Baracy@ascension.org. Consent was not obtained but the presented data are identified and risk of identification is low.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Michael Gerard Baracy Jr, BSc, MA, MD, Doctor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ascension St. John Hospital, 22101 Moross Rd, Detroit, MI 48236, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: February 8, 2022
Peer-review started: February 8, 2022
First decision: June 7, 2022
Revised: June 15, 2022
Accepted: July 6, 2022
Article in press: July 6, 2022
Published online: July 24, 2022