Can intravenous antifungal therapy be safely used in the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) setting?

Abstract:

:Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is an established treatment option for patients with a variety of infections who require a period of intravenous therapy, are clinically stable, and do not require continuous monitoring. Many patients with fungal infections require prolonged therapy due to resistance or intolerance to oral antifungal agents. Despite the widespread use of OPAT by infection specialists, antifungal agents appear infrequently used in this setting. We suggest that with appropriate patient selection, patients with fungal infections could successfully be treated on OPAT.

journal_name

Mycoses

journal_title

Mycoses

authors

Rae N,Kenny C,Muldoon EG

doi

10.1111/myc.12874

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-03-01 00:00:00

pages

196-203

issue

3

eissn

0933-7407

issn

1439-0507

journal_volume

62

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