Variable | Shortened IV Therapy, N = 163 | Prolonged IV Therapy, N = 612 | Absolute Difference (95% CI) |
---|---|---|---|

Any recurrence, n (%) | 3 (1.8) | 14 (2.3) | −0.2% (−3.0% to 2.5%)^{a} |

Bacteremia (alone) | 2 (1.8) | 13 (2.3) | |

Meningitis^{a} | 1 (0.6) | 1 (0.2) | |

Osteomyelitis | 0 (0) | 0 (0) | |

Days to recurrence,^{b} mean (SEM) | 28 (15) | 24 (8) | 9 (−13 to 31)^{c} |

Treatment failure, n (%) | 1 (0.6) | 6 (1.0) | −0.3% (−1.8% to 1.1%)^{d} |

↵a Both cases of meningitis were accompanied by bacteremia.

↵b Descriptive statistics in which patients with recurrence (

*n*= 17) were used.↵c Obtained from a propensity-adjusted, inverse probability–weighted γ regression model.

↵d Obtained from a propensity-adjusted, inverse probability–weighted logistic regression model.