Sepsis Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Critical Care Practitioner

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: prevention and early recognition.

Tweet Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is common in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU). ARDS results in increased use of critical care resources and healthcare costs, yet the overall mortality associated with these conditions remains high. Research focusing on preventing ARDS and identifying patients at risk of developing ARDS is necessary […]

Continuous Infusion of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics in Severe Sepsis: A Multicenter Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Tweet Continuous administration of beta-lactam antibiotics achieved higher plasma antibiotic concentrations than intermittent administration with improvement in clinical cure. This study provides a strong rationale for further multicenter trials with sufficient power to identify differences in patient-centered endpoints….link here

Association between Antibiotic Treatment and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbation of COPD Treated with Systemic Steroids.

Tweet ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are widely used in acute exacerbation of COPD (AE-COPD), but their additional benefit to a therapeutic regimen that already includes steroids is uncertain. We evaluated the association between antibiotic therapy and outcomes among a large cohort of steroid treated patients who were hospitalized with AE-COPD and compared the effectiveness of three […]

Etomidate is associated with mortality and adrenal insufficiency in sepsis: a meta-analysis*.

Tweet Administration of etomidate for rapid sequence intubation is associated with higher rates of adrenal insufficiency and mortality in patients with sepsis…..link here