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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX003234-01
Title: Promoting De-Implementation of Inappropriate Antimicrobial Use in Cardiac Device Procedures By Expanding Audit and Feedback
Principal Investigator:

Westyn Branch-Elliman

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $117,623
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,184,450
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background: Cardiac device procedures, such as pacemaker and defibrillator placements, are common and increasing as the population ages. These devices are life-saving for the Veterans who need them, but the pro- cedures can be complicated by highly morbid infections and other adverse events, resulting in poor outcomes. Clinical guidelines recommend administration of pre-procedural antimicrobials to prevent cardiac device infec- tions and early discontinuation of antimicrobials after the procedur...



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