Four distinct clinical phenotypes have been identified among patients with sepsis.
Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa skin cultures may help to predictthe pathogens involved in bloodstream infections.
Computer-aided National Early Warning Score model model accurately predicts sepsis for emergency medical admissions.
People with culture-negative and culture-positive sepsis had similar characteristics and, after adjusting for illness severity, similar mortality.
In non-critical care patients, universal chlorhexidine bathing and mupirocin for MRSA carriers did not significantly reduce multidrug-resistant organisms.
Patient characteristics and modifiable system-based factors were associated with costly hospital readmission after sepsis.
Study validates accurate prediction rule for identifying febrile infants age <60 days at low risk for serious bacterial infections using urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count, and procalcitonin levels.
Models using EHR data from infants in NICU can detect sepsis hours before clinical signs are apparent.
While sepsis was the most common immediate cause of death at 6 US academic and community hospitals, most patients had severe chronic comorbidities.
Staphylococcus aureus infections are still a concern in the United States, despite a decline seen in hospital-onset MRSA infections since 2005.
Readmission after sepsis hospitalization is common and is associated with considerable costs.
A new sepsis screening tool developed using machine learning was timelier and more discriminating than several benchmark screening tools.
A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed.
The incidence of pneumococcal sepsis in children remained substantial after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Switzerland.
A low level of LDL cholesterol was initially associated with increased risk for sepsis and admission to the ICU.
Practices vary among clinicians in diagnosing and managing Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in adults.
Using a single-family room setting significantly reduced neonatal sepsis and improved breastfeeding rates at discharge.
The administration of corticosteroids in patients with sepsis may be associated with significant improvement in patient outcomes.
80 to 90% pathogen coverage was acceptable to physicians as a threshold for managing patients with mild and severe sepsis from bacterial infections.
Patients diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia with higher levels of fibroblast growth factor-21 may have higher mortality rates and longer hospitalizations.