Management of endocarditis: outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment in Argentina.

@article{Lopardo2001ManagementOE,
  title={Management of endocarditis: outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment in Argentina.},
  author={Gustavo Daniel Lopardo},
  journal={Chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 Suppl 1},
  pages={24-32}
}
Patients with infective endocarditis often face lengthy hospitalization for parenteral antibiotic therapy. Efforts to reduce medical costs have led to consideration of outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment (OPAT) for these patients. However, concerns about outpatient management of complications, particularly congestive heart failure and emboli, exist. In Argentina, carefully selected patients with infective endocarditis, representing a low-risk population, have been successfully treated… CONTINUE READING