Patients with sepsis have a greater long-term risk for seizures.
Identification of premature infants at low risk of early onset sepsis may help guide decisions for initiating and/or discontinuing empirical antibiotic treatments in the first days of life.
Maternal hypertension, intravascular thrombosis, and Gram-negative sepsis were independent risk factors for thrombocytopenia in multivariate analysis.
Addition of previously unconsidered genes from the PERSEVERE model can improve mortality risk stratification for children with septic shock.
The study includes a large number of diverse hospitals which account for approximately 10% of all acute care hospitalizations in the United States in 2014.
Infantile sepsis evaluations vary considerably and could benefit from the development of an updated, standardized guideline.
Sepsis cases among adolescents seen in emergency departments is rare according to a recently published research letter.
Cardiovascular disease risks persist for years after sepsis or pneumonia.
Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
The quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) clinical tool was superior to SIRS criteria for the evaluation of in-hospital mortality.
A resolution recently adopted by the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly could significantly lower the incidence and impact of sepsis.
A new organ dysfunction scoring system that predicts in-hospital mortality was validated in critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.
Follow-up blood cultures may have little utility in the management of Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia, according to data from a recent study.
An outbreak of septic arthritis linked to intra-articular injections was identified at an outpatient practice in New Jersey.
Asthma patients with infections have a reduced risk of developing sepsis.
Rapid treatment of sepsis using mandated care bundles improves outcomes.
A patient who recently acquired a new tattoo developed Vibrio vulnificus septic shock after swimming in seawater, leading to death.
Retrospective study analyzes whether preadmission oral corticosteroids might lower ARDS risk in patients admitted to the ICU.
An increased risk in sepsis was linked to short-term oral corticosteroid use.
Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae, according to research presented at the 2017 AAN annual meeting.
Three multicenter trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) showed that EGDT did not reduce mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with septic shock when compared to usual care.
Hospitals see higher rate of in-hospital mortality from septic shock after norepinephrine shortage.
A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.
The most common factor used to identify risk for early onset sepsis was obstetric diagnosis of chorioamnionitis, according to the study.
Test uses procalcitonin as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis.
SOFA score has greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than SIRS criteria or the qSOFA score.
Metabolic alkalosis did not have any effect on 30-day and 12-month mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.
Quick SOFA had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than did either SIRS or severe sepsis.
Researchers have updated the 2012 sepsis and septic shock management guidelines based on the results of recent clinical trials.
Compared with pro-calcitonin and C-reactive protein, presepsin has better diagnostic accuracy in discriminating early-onset sepsis.
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