Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy overview

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This article provides basic information on OPAT, based on available literature and the author´s experience on running OPAT service in the UK” Štefan and Holub (2016).

Abstract:

Traditionally, parenteral (i. e. intravenous) antimicrobial therapy has been used in inpatients with various bacterial infections. In recent decades there has been growing experience with outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, mainly in the USA and western Europe. This article provides basic information on OPAT, based on available literature and the author´s experience on running OPAT service in the UK.

Reference:

Štefan, M. and Holub, M. (2016) Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT). Casopís Lékar̆ů Ceských. 155(3), p.21-4. [Article in Czech].

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