Projet de recherche 2019

Parmi les 4 projets présentés, le groupe de travail recherche a choisi le projet de M Julian Meier, pharmacien Universitätsspital Basel avec le titre «Drug stability testing of continuous infusion of β-lactam antibiotics in elastomeric pumps and determination of drug plasma levels in patients for improved outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) » aus.

Brève description du projet (uniquement en anglais)

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) refers to the administration of a parenteral antimicrobial in an outpatient setting with the explicit aim of facilitating early discharge or avoiding admission. Infectious diseases most commonly treated in the OPAT program include urogenital infections, cellulitis, bone and joint infections, and infective endocarditis.

Patient welfare, reduction of risk of health care associated infection and cost-effective use of hospital resources are the main drivers for OPAT. The safe practice of OPAT depends on a team approach with careful patient selection and antimicrobial management with programmed and adaptable clinical monitoring and assessment of outcome.

Déscription complète du projet (en anglais)