What is Infusion Therapy?

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Infusion Therapy is the next level of healthcare for patients with infectious diseases. Having an infectious disease is a serious matter at worst and an inconvenience at best. How would you like to receive your treatment in a comfortable, relaxed setting with your favorite beverage and book in hand?

Infusion Therapy at Texas Infectious Disease Institute involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter in a convenient in-office setting. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it can’t be treated effectively by oral medications alone. Infusion therapy allows you to spend more time comfortably with friends and family and less time in the hospital. It is also a cost-effective alternative to a hospital stay.

Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also refers to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes. Traditional prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, chemotherapy, hydration, pain management and nutrition.

Dr. Lartchenko prescribes Infusion Therapy for patients when treating a wide assortment of often chronic and sometimes rare infectious diseases for which “specialty” infusion medications are effective.

What Diseases are Treated with Infusion Therapy?
Infectious diseases and conditions commonly requiring infusion therapy include:

  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • HIV
  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
  • Bone Infections (Osteomyelitis)
  • Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
  • Chronic Hepatitis B & C
  • MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
  • Latent/Dormant Tuberculosis

At Texas Infectious Disease Institute, we have a highly skilled clinical team to educate and administer IV Antibiotics, IV Antifungals, IV Antivirals and Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in a comfortable in-office setting. Call the office today. We would love to talk more and see if Infusion Therapy is the right choice for you.

Sources: NHIA.org | MayoClinicHealthSystem.org