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ICU Management

Educational intervention leads to improved sepsis treatment

2018 03 Jul

The incidence of sepsis – a condition that is associated with high morbidity and mortality – seems to be increasing. Early appropriate antibiotic treatment is essential to improve survival. Researchers in Spain say that despite advances in sepsis treatment in recent years, educational interventions can still improve the delivery of care.  Further... Read more

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

ICU Management

FDA Clears Test to Help Manage Antibiotic Treatment For Lower Respiratory Tract Infections & Sepsis

2017 22 Mar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as community-acquired pneumonia, and stopped in patients with sepsis. This is the first test to use... Read more

Executive Health Management

STOP-IT Trial Shows Antibiotic Use Can Be Reduced

2015 12 Jun

According to researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and 22 other institutions, the duration of antibiotic treatment for complicated abdominal infections can be cut by half and still remain effective. This could play an important role in preventing the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The research team looked at... Read more