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Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotics (OVIVA) for Bone and Joint Infection
Project title: Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotics (OVIVA) for Bone and Joint Infection
Call to action: 11/36 HTA Clinical Trials - November 2011 Board submission (May 2011 deadline)
Research type: Primary Research
Chief investigator: Dr Matthew Scarborough
Lead Author: Dr Matthew Scarborough
Contractor: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Co-investigators: Associate Professor Rachel Kerr (nee Midgley), Dr Andrew Seaton, Dr Philip Bejon, Mr Martin McNally, Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor Ann Walker, Professor Guy Thwaites, Professor Hemant Pandit.
Started: March 2013 | Status: Published August 2019
Oral antibiotic therapy is non-inferior to intravenous antibiotic therapy when used during the first 6 weeks in management of bone and joint infection, and saves around £2740 per patient.
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