Does the International Consensus Group (ICG) agree with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines regarding the recommended duration of antibiotic therapy in orthopaedic infection?

Authors: Jean Yombi, Camelia Marculescu, Markus Rossmann, Christian Lausmann
RECOMMENDATION: There is some disagreement between what the ICG and the IDSA recommends regarding the duration of antibiotic treatments for diff erent infective organisms. The diff erences between the two organizations resides on the duration of oral antibiotic therapy following
a pathogen-specifi c intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapy.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 82%, Disagree: 3%, Abstain: 15% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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