Home intravenous therapy in cystic fibrosis: a prospective randomized trial examining clinical, quality of life and cost aspects.

@article{Wolter1997HomeIT,
  title={Home intravenous therapy in cystic fibrosis: a prospective randomized trial examining clinical, quality of life and cost aspects.},
  author={Joanne M Wolter and Simon D. Bowler and Paul J. Nolan and Joseph G. McCormack},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={896-900}
}
In this study, we set out to determine if home intravenous (i.v.) antibiotic therapy in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is a feasible, effective and less costly alternative to hospitalization, and to assess the impact of home therapy on quality of life. The study was a prospective, randomized, two-factor mixed design involving adults presenting with respiratory exacerbations of CF. Patients were randomized such that they were discharged home after 2-4 days, or remained in hospital… CONTINUE READING
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