Search Tag: Respiratory Infections

ICU Management

How effective is procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy?

2018 06 Feb

Using biomarkers as a guide to tailor the duration of antibiotic treatment in respiratory infections is an attractive hypothesis assessed in several studies. However, after more than a decade of randomised controlled trials on procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment, the evidence favouring PCT use is still less than compelling due to limitations... Read more

Cardiology Management

17-fold Increase in Risk of Heart Attack Following Respiratory Infections

2017 15 May

New research from University of Sydney shows that the risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days following a respiratory infection. The research is published in Internal Medicine Journal. See Also: Non-O Blood Groups Have Higher Risk of Heart AttackThis is the first study to find an association between respiratory infections... Read more