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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Volume 11 2000, Suppl D, Pages 4D-10D

Care Pathways Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada



Copyright © 2000 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The development of single, daily dose antibiotic regimens and the availability of computerized ambulatory infusionpumps have made it possible for most patients with infectious endocarditis IE to complete their treatment in an outpatientsetting. This review summarizes the current literature on the classification, diagnosis, clinical and laboratorymanifestations, and inpatient and outpatient management of IE. An algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and managementof IE is proposed. Most patients with IE who are clinically stable and do not require a surgical procedure can bemanaged using outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy. Results from several small studies suggest that outpatient parenteralantibiotic therapy for IE is safe, efficacious and economical.





Author: Shurjeel H Choudhri and The Endocarditis Care Plan Working Group

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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