Partial oral treatment of endocarditis

Kasper Iversen, Nis Høst, Niels Eske Bruun, Hanne Elming, Bettina Pump, Jens Jørgen Christensen, Sabine Gill, Flemming Rosenvinge, Henrik Wiggers, Kurt Fuursted, Claus Holst-Hansen, Eva Korup, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Christian Hassager, Dan Høfsten, Jannik Helweg Larsen, Claus Moser, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Henning Bundgaard

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Guidelines for the treatment of left-sided infective endocarditis (IE) recommend 4 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Conversion from intravenous to oral antibiotics in clinically stabilized patients could reduce the side effects associated with intravenous treatment and shorten the length of hospital stay. Evidence supporting partial oral therapy as an alternative to the routinely recommended continued parenteral therapy is scarce, although observational data suggest that this strategy may be safe and effective.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)116-22
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome


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