Practice guidelines for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
Pelton that "the bottom line is that antimicrobial therapy
, in the absence of surgery, can be effective" for treatment of acute appendicitis, especially in clinical settings where surgery is not a readily available option.
3] Empirical antimicrobial therapy
can be targeted when the culture result becomes available.
As the clinical manifestations cannot always be relied upon, rapid and reliable diagnostic methods are of utmost importance for the prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy
Seaton, "Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
(OPAT) in a teaching hospital-based practice: a retrospective cohort study describing experience and evolution over 10 years," International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, vol.
Concerns over the volume and frequency of antibiotic injections, combined with the likely duration of treatment, led to the use of a vascular access port to facilitate intravenous antimicrobial therapy
The difficulties of antimicrobial prescribing lie in selecting the right antimicrobial therapy
for the suspected pathogen and adjusting the dose and dosing frequency with an appropriate route of administration to ensure effective levels of medication are administered at the site of the infection.
in Veterinary Medicine, fifth edition
Section 4 includes a chapter on antimicrobial therapy
in zoological animals.
Initiation of prompt, appropriate antimicrobial therapy
in patients at risk for sepsis is a clinical goal.
It was not eradicated by standard antimicrobial therapy
and surgical debridement.
Despite more than six decades of therapeutic and agricultural use that has resulted in the evolution of widespread bacterial resistance, tetracycline is still commonly used as an additive in animal feed and as an accessible antimicrobial therapy
in developing countries.
Prompt antimicrobial therapy
for infectious diseases was helpful in decreasing the delay for adoption.
BOSTON - Serious infections requiring long-term treatment can be managed safely and effectively with outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
administered by infusion centers, according to a recent study.
Long-term antimicrobial therapy
is curative in about 60% to 80% of patients.