Outpatient parenteral antibacterial therapy: myths and reality

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2023-12-01

Professor I. Pasechnik(1), MD; S. Krylov(1, 2), PhD; Associate Professor D. Martynov(3), PhD
1-Central State Medical Academy of Department of Presidential Affairs, Moscow
2-N.N. Priorov Central Institute for Trauma and Orthopedics, Moscow
3-Rostov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia, Rostov-on-Don

The article is devoted to a new hospital-replacing technology – outpatient parenteral antibacterial therapy (APAT). The indications, contraindications, techniques and clinical effectiveness of APAT are discussed in detail. The benefits of APAT are realized when time-dependent antimicrobial agents are prescribed. Consistent drug delivery is achieved through the use of elastomeric pumps. The use of APAT increases patients' motivation for treatment and reduces the burden on medical staff. The introduction of APAT, in addition to clinical benefits, contributes to significant savings in the financial resources of a medical institution.

hospital-substitution technologies
outpatient parenteral antibacterial therapy
elastomeric pumps.

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