Dalbavancin for the management of gram-positive osteomyelitis: Effectiveness and potential utility.

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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
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Dalbavancin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. It has promising pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic profiles in treating bone infections and safety data after multiple weekly dosing. The primary objective of this study is to describe the effectiveness and tolerability of dalbavancin in the treatment of osteomyelitis in adults. This study is a multicenter retrospective review, designed to identify patients with osteomyelitis who were treated with dalbavancin. Thirty-six patients with confirmed diagnosis of osteomyelitis who received dalbavancin were identified. Thirty-one patients met inclusion criteria for evaluation of clinical success at the end of the antibiotic course and 3 months after the completion of therapy. Twenty-eight (90%) patients achieved clinical success and there were no adverse events noted. Dalbavancin appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of osteomyelitis. More studies are needed to validate these findings.