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Out-patient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): clinical outcomes and adverse events.

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Title: Out-patient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): clinical outcomes and adverse events.
Authors: Berman, S J
Johnson, E W
Issue Date: Feb 2001
Abstract: A chart review was conducted of patients in a program featuring self directed, home infusion of antibiotics for serious infections utilizing an out-patient medical office for teaching, mixing of drugs, and monitoring of patients. 302 courses of out-patient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) were administered to 221 patients. Therapy was successful in 94% of the episodes. Objective adverse events were noted in 25% of patients. To maximize the chance for a successful outcome, treatment plans should be individualized and structured to include systematic monitoring for adverse effects.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53791
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2001



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