The Role of Ertapenem for the Treatment of Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections with a Positive Culture for Enterococcus faecalis

Valeria Fabre, Koorosh Nemati, Edina Avdic, Sara E. Cosgrove, Joe Amoah, Pranita D. Tamma

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Abstract

Controversy remains as to whether Enterococcus faecalis recovered from intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) requires targeted therapy. In a multicenter study comparing patients with IAIs from which E. faecalis was identified in intra-abdominal cultures, no difference in clinical outcomes was observed between patients receiving ertapenem vs those receiving piperacillin/tazobactam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • ertapenem
  • intra-abdominal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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