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Earlier Antibiotic Initiation for Sepsis Did Not Lead to Overuse

There has been a marked increase in the time to antibiotic administration for ICU patients with sepsis across Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, but there is no evidence that they are being given inappropriately, according to new findings. Accelerating time-to-antibiotics in sepsis means that patients will be treated earlier, but it could also result in more […]

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How Antimicrobial Resistance Amplifies the Burden of Sepsis

By Keynote ContributorDr. Konrad ReinhartAnestheiologist and Intensive Care Physician, Jena, BIHChair, Global Sepsis Alliance Resistance Fighter Coalition Campaign Aims to Curb Antimicrobial Resistance and Reduce Incidence of Deadly Infections Like Sepsis Written By Keynote Contributor, Konrad Reinhart Sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s extreme reaction to an infection, has become a global health […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Sepsis

Sepsis refers to an overwhelming life-threatening systemic response to an infection. When a person becomes infected with a microorganism, the body’s immune cells release small proteins called cytokines as part of the immune response. These cause inflammation but if this response gets out of hand this can lead to poor blood flow, low oxygen levels […]

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Better hospital nurse staffing tied to fewer sepsis deaths

(HealthDay)—Improving hospital nurse staffing could significantly reduce deaths from sepsis, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the American Journal of Infection Control. Karen B. Lasater, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues used linked data sources from 2017 including MEDPAR patient claims, Hospital Compare, American Hospital Association, and […]

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Clinical trial to evaluate sepsis treatment in children

Sepsis – a life-threatening inflammatory condition triggered by the body’s massive response to an infection – is diagnosed in about 75,000 children in the U.S. each year and causes about 7,000 deaths. The condition can escalate so rapidly that national guidelines recommend treatment begin within 20 minutes of a patient’s arrival to the emergency department. […]

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