For patients with septic shock, treatment with intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine did not significantly improve the duration of survival and free of vasopressor administration over 7 days.
Results of a study are the first to produce global estimates of sepsis incidence and mortality across 195 countries and territories, 282 underlying causes of death, both sexes, and 23 age groups for the years 1990 to 2017.
Patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) were less likely to develop bloodstream infections (BSI) if treated with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) compared with antibiotics.
Data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed a high prevalence of definite infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia (26%), suggesting that echocardiography should be considered in patients with E faecalis infection. A multicenter study using echocardiography was conducted from January 2014 to December 2016 in 344 consecutive…