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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection: A Target for De-implementation
Principal Investigator:

Marin Schweizer

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $274,200
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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