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Combination of Ceftriaxone and Ampicillin for the Treatment of Enterococcal Endocarditis.

Authors
  • Peterson, Shaylee C1
  • Lau, Tim T Y1, 2
  • Ensom, Mary H H1, 3
  • 1 1 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • 2 2 Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • 3 3 Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1060028017692357
PMID: 28166656
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The evidence to support the use of ampicillin and ceftriaxone for enterococcal endocarditis is not definitive. In the absence of compelling evidence, clinicians may consider ampicillin and ceftriaxone in patients with Enterococcus faecalis infection at high risk for nephrotoxicity or those with aminoglycoside-resistant pathogens.

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