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Section: Wounds

Update on the Latest Oral Antibiotic for Lower Extremity Infections

Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

Warren S. Joseph, DPM, FIDSA discusses the concept of drug availability and how oral antibiotics can be similar to IV antibiotics. He also discusses the issues with IV antibiotics including access and cost of placing a line and administration, oral antibiotics that have been shown to be as effective as IV agents, as well as the use of oral antibiotics in the treatment of serious lower extremity infections in the case of limb salvage.

CEU (Credits: 1.25)

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  1. Define the concept of drug availability and how oral antibiotics can be similar to IV antibiotics.
  2. Illustrate issues with IV antibiotics including access and cost of placing a line and administration
  3. Discuss oral antibiotics that have been shown to be as effective as IV agents
  4. Review the use of oral antibiotics in the treatment of serious lower extremity infections in the case of limb salvage
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    Release Date: 10/20/2021 Expiration Date: 11/20/2022

  • Author
  • Warren Joseph, DPM, FIDSA

    Adjunct Clinical Professor
    Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ Editor - Journal of the APMA

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