Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection: A Target for De-implementation|
||Iowa City, IA
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||Health Services R&D
|| September 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Background: The VA has pledged to reduce overuse of antibiotics, and is a partner in the National Action Plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to Clostridium difficile infections among the individuals receiving antibiotics, as well as antibiotic resistance that can complicate treatment of future infections for all patients. Chronic antibiotic suppression (CAS) is defined as indefinite use of oral antibiotics following initial guideline recommended intraven...
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