Oral antibiotics safe, effective for transplant recipients with gram-negative bacteremia

Transitioning organ transplant recipients to oral antibiotic therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated gram-negative bacteremia is effective and associated with fewer adverse events compared with continued IV therapy, researchers found.
“There are fairly robust data in the immunocompetent population to suggest that treatment of uncomplicated gram-negative bacteremia with select oral antimicrobials is safe and effective. However, there are substantially less data in the immunocompromised and solid organ transplant population,” Eliezer Z. Nussbaum, MD, an infectious diseases

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