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Inappropriate antibiotics, overdiagnosis may hinder sepsis treatment pathway

July 25, 2017

Overdiagnosis of sepsis and delayed optimization of antibiotics may reduce sepsis pathway effectiveness, according to researchers in Australia.

“Although early antibiotic therapy is likely to reduce mortality in severe sepsis, recent debate has focused on the importance of antibiotic appropriateness in addition to timing,” John Burston, MBBS, FRACP, of the department of infectious diseases, immunology and sexual health at St. George Hospital, Sydney, and colleagues wrote.

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The confusing status of colistin dosing

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Jason M Pogue, PharmD; Jessica K. Ortwine, PharmD; Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH
In the current era of increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacillary infections, previously shelved last-line therapies, such as the polymyxin…

Funding for medical research and public health must reflect reality

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
William Powderly, MD
The last few years have seen a growing force of infectious disease challenges that together pose an unprecedented range of threats to health here in the United States…

Antimicrobial resistance over 3 decades: Moving toward a post-antibiotic era

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
To mark our 30th anniversary, Infectious Disease News will be examining some of the infectious diseases that have defined and changed the field over the past 3
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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
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Oral ABSSSI treatment omadacycline meets primary endpoints in phase 3 trial

July 19, 2017
Paratek Pharmaceuticals recently announced that its investigational antibiotic omadacycline — a once-daily, oral…
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