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Antibiotics for Sepsis - Does Each Hour Really Count?

2017 31 May

"Each hour’s delay in initiating antibiotics costs lives" is a doctrine that has attained quasi-religious status. Like most (quasi-)religions this is founded more on faith and hope than hard fact, according to an article in press in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Article author Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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Antibiotic Resistance in the ICU: Time to Take Things Seriously!

2017 16 Mar

  Multidrug resistance (MDR) is increasing worldwide and has been acknowledged as one of the major threats to healthcare by the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization (World Health Organization 2014). Intensive care unit (ICU) patients seem to be particularly susceptible for acquiring MDR organisms, either just as colonisers, or as pathogens... Read more

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

2017 16 Mar

Treating patients with multidrugresistant (MDR) pathogens is an increasing challenge for intensive care unit (ICU) physicians. In the ICU, compared to other hospital departments, severe infections are most prevalent and antimicrobial use is most abundant. Not surprisingly, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged primarily in the intensive care setting, where... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips and Diagnostics Development win European Union 'Horizon Prize - Better Use of Antibiotics'

2017 08 Feb

Philips and Diagnostics Development, a P&M Venge company, evaluate the novel human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL) biomarker for the rapid detection of bacterial infectionBased on Philips’ Minicare I-20 handheld diagnostics platform, the Minicare HNL assay is recognized for its potential to provide physicians with 10-minute confirmation of bacterial infection,... Read more

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Philips and Diagnostics Development win European Union 'Horizon Prize - Better Use of Antibiotics'

2017 08 Feb

Philips and Diagnostics Development, a P&M Venge company, evaluate the novel human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL) biomarker for the rapid detection of bacterial infectionBased on Philips’ Minicare I-20 handheld diagnostics platform, the Minicare HNL assay is recognized for its potential to provide physicians with 10-minute confirmation of bacterial infection,... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Prevention and Treatment of VAP: Cochrane Reviews

2016 08 Nov

Two recent Cochrane reviews have evaluated the evidence on oral hygiene care to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (CAP) and antibiotics to treat it. Recommendations can be made on oral hygiene, but insufficient evidence exists for antibiotics.  See Also: Seven Days Antibiotics OK for HAP/ VAP, New GuidelinesOral HygieneIn the review by Hua and... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

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New Antibiotics for Abdominal Infections: What Can We Expect?

2016 27 Sep

Recently a number of new antibiotics or combinations for complicated ‏intra-abdominal infections have been introduced. Here we ‏review the currently available data of these new drugs and discuss ‏how they can be used in critically ill patients with complicated intraabdominal ‏infections.   Complicated intra-abdominal infections ‏(cIAI) remain one of... Read more