Delaying antibiotics in elderly with UTI linked to higher sepsis, death rates
February 28, 2019
Older patients who were prescribed antibiotics immediately after a UTI diagnosis had the best outcomes in a large study.
NYC outbreak of Candida auris linked to 45% mortality
September 12, 2018
About 45% of Candida auris–infected patients died within 90 days and 98% of patient isolates were found resistant to fluconazole.
AHA: Chagas disease and its heart effects have come to the U.S.
August 20, 2018
Chagas disease and its related cardiomyopathy are spreading to nonendemic areas and doctors should be aware of its diagnosis, pathology, and treatment.
Next-gen sputum PCR panel boosts CAP diagnostics
August 10, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – The BioFire film array panel is now before the FDA.
Simvastatin, atorvastatin cut mortality risk for sepsis patients
April 9, 2018
In addition to supporting cardiac function and inhibiting inflammatory cytokines, these statins appear to exert a direct antimicrobial effect.
Prehospital antibiotics improved some aspects of sepsis care
March 7, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – EMS personnel in the Netherlands received training that resulted in them being able to recognize sepsis more quickly.
Hydrocortisone-fludrocortisone cuts deaths in septic shock
March 1, 2018
Combination hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone therapy could improve outcomes for sepsis patients.
New C. difficile guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplants
February 15, 2018
About one-quarter of patients whose infection is treated with vancomycin will likely experience at least one additional episode of infection.
Bezlotoxumab may lower risk of C. difficile readmissions
September 11, 2017
A phase 3 drug trial shows promise for high-risk recurrent CDI patients after discharge.
Septicemia admissions almost tripled from 2005 to 2014
July 6, 2017
Septicemia was the most common diagnosis for inpatient stays among those aged 75 years and older.