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ICU Management

Timing of Antibiotic Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

2021 19 Oct

Severe infections are common among patients in the ICU. According to findings from the Extended Study on Prevalence of Infection in Intensive Care III (EPIC III), 54% of the study patients had at least one suspected or proven infection on the study day, and 24% of these patients had more than one suspected or proven infection.   These infections... Read more

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Sepsis: early lactate measurements make a difference

2018 29 May

Sepsis has become a leading cause of in-hospital death and new research findings may help explain why this is so. A significant number of patients with suspected sepsis do not have their lactates measured within the recommended timeframe and, as a result, they experience delayed antibiotic therapy and IV fluid administration, as well as increased... Read more

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HHFT pioneers use of diagnostic tools for earlier optimisation for sepsis patients

2018 08 May

… Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) times reduced from days to hours….   Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is pioneering the use of the Accelerate Pheno TM system from Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., (Accelerate Diagnostics) a leading in vitro diagnostics company, to speed up and improve the diagnostic outcome of antibiotic... Read more