Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: A report of three years experience

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316130
Title:
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: A report of three years experience
Authors:
Glackin, L; Flanagan, F; Healy, F; Slattery, DM
Citation:
Glackin L, Flanagan F, Healy F, Slattery DM. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: A report of three years experience. Ir Med 2014 AprJ
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316130
Abstract:
Although outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is practiced internationally, there is a paucity of data regarding outcomes of paediatric OPAT. A retrospective analysis, of 3 years experience (January 2010 to 2013) was performed at a tertiary paediatric Respiratory unit. There were 362 OPAT courses administered to 32 children, of which 30 had cystic fibrosis and the remaining two had recurrent pneumonia. A total of 3,688 days of antibiotics were administered. The median age was 8.8 years (range 2.75- 17.8 years). Sixteen (50%) were male. Each child received an average of 11 courses and median duration of OPAT was 10 days (range 2-21 days). Tobramycin was the commonest antimicrobial prescribed, with ceftazidime second. During this period, there was one readmission (0.3%) post discharge and 3 (2%) portocath infections. All patients attended for weekly review and laboratory monitoring. OPAT appears safe, effective and reduces the need for inpatient beds.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL
Local subject classification:
ANTIBIOTICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGlackin, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlattery, DMen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-25T11:24:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-25T11:24:04Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationGlackin L, Flanagan F, Healy F, Slattery DM. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: A report of three years experience. Ir Med 2014 AprJen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316130-
dc.description.abstractAlthough outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is practiced internationally, there is a paucity of data regarding outcomes of paediatric OPAT. A retrospective analysis, of 3 years experience (January 2010 to 2013) was performed at a tertiary paediatric Respiratory unit. There were 362 OPAT courses administered to 32 children, of which 30 had cystic fibrosis and the remaining two had recurrent pneumonia. A total of 3,688 days of antibiotics were administered. The median age was 8.8 years (range 2.75- 17.8 years). Sixteen (50%) were male. Each child received an average of 11 courses and median duration of OPAT was 10 days (range 2-21 days). Tobramycin was the commonest antimicrobial prescribed, with ceftazidime second. During this period, there was one readmission (0.3%) post discharge and 3 (2%) portocath infections. All patients attended for weekly review and laboratory monitoring. OPAT appears safe, effective and reduces the need for inpatient beds.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subject.otherANTIBIOTICSen_GB
dc.titleOutpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy: A report of three years experienceen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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