Seven-day antibiotic course delivers similar outcomes to 14-days for Gram-negative bacteraemia

Seven-day antibiotic course delivers similar outcomes to 14-days for Gram-negative bacteraemia

Madrid, Spain: A seven-day course of antibiotic treatment for Gram-negative bacteraemia (GNB), a serious infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream, was shown to offer similar patient outcomes as a 14-day course, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) [1]. Researchers assessed several primary outcomes, including mortality and whether a patient was readmitted to the hospital or had to remain in hospital longer than 14 days. In the group of 306 patients treated with a seven-day course, 46%, or 141 patients, experienced these primary outcomes. In the group of...

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