מפאת חוק "הגנת זכויות יוצרים", מובא להלן תקציר המאמר בלבד. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The management of complex orthopedic infections usually includes a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotic agents.
We investigated whether oral antibiotic therapy is noninferior to intravenous antibiotic therapy for this indication.
We enrolled adults who were being treated for bone or joint infection at 26 U.K. centers.
Within 7 days after surgery (or, if the infection was being managed without surgery, within 7 days after the start of antibiotic treatment), participants were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous or oral antibiotics to complete the first 6 weeks of therapy.
Follow-on oral antibiotics were permitted in both groups. The primary end point was definitive treatment failure within 1 year after randomization. In the analysis of the risk of the primary end point, the noninferiority margin was 7.5 percentage points.