Bacterial disease

Does Adjunctive Steroid Tx Improve Outcomes in Patients With Septic Shock?

By January 19, 2018

Death rates for the hydrocortisone group was not significantly lower than the placebo group; a total of 511 patients (27.9%) in the hydrocortisone group died compared to 526 (28.8%) in the placebo group (odds ratio, 0.85; 85% CI, 0.82 to 1.10; P=0.50).

Internet Diagnosis Searches Eroding Trust in Physicians

May 08, 2017

Researchers presented 1,374 parents with a vignette of a child who'd had a rash and worsening fever for 3 days.

6 Antibiotic-Resistant Threats Examined in CDC's New Superbug Report

By March 03, 2016

The latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to use a combination of infection control recommendations to protect patients against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Pre-Op Hip, Knee Injections May Up Infection Risk

By March 02, 2016

Injections received in the months prior to total knee or total hip replacement surgery may increase the risk for infection and related complications, according to 2 studies.

Tuberculosis Cases Have Declined in the U.S.

February 16, 2016

An abrupt decline in the number of reported tuberculosis (TB) cases among foreign-born persons in the United States began in 2007, according to research published online in PLOS ONE.

New Dosing Regimen for Dalvance Approved

By January 21, 2016

Allergan announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to update the label for Dalvance (dalbavancin) for injection.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Improves MRSA Outcomes

December 30, 2015

Daily review of prescriptions linked to reduction in time to administer effective antimicrobials

Docs Still Prescribing Antibiotics for Acute Bronchitis

May 22, 2014

Despite recommendations for avoiding use of antibiotics for treatment of acute bronchitis because of lack of efficacy, many physicians continue to prescribe them.

Surgical Site Infection Rate Down With Lower Target Glucose

March 25, 2014

For patients undergoing hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, having a lower blood glucose target is associated with reduced incidence of surgical site infection.

Septic Shock Death Equal With High, Low BP Target

March 19, 2014

For patients with septic shock undergoing resuscitation, 28- and 90-day mortality is not significantly different with high- or low-target arterial pressure.