Rev Esp Quimioter 2017, 30(4):276-279
|Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy for infective endocarditis in patients over 80 years
XABIER KORTAJARENA, MIGUEL ÁNGEL GOENAGA, MAIALEN IBARGUREN, HARKAITZ AZKUNE, MARIA JESUS BUSTINDUY, ANA FUERTES, OIHANA IBARGUREN, MUSKILDA GOYENECHE, REBECA GARCIA, GAMEGI GROUP HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO DONOSTIA
Introduction. The incidence of infective endocarditis is progressively increasing, especially in elderly patients. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is being an excellent alternative for treatment, but advanced age is one of the relative contraindications. The aim of this study is to compare the characteristics and prognosis of patients less or more than 80 years, treated with OPAT.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30(4):276-279 [pdf]