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Each hour of delay in detecting abnormal lactates in patients with sepsis increases the odds of in-hospital death

Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In-Hospital Death

Systematic early lactate measurements speed antibiotic administration, improve outcomes
For patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infection

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn’t Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

Provision of assay doesn't result in less antibiotic use for suspected lower respiratory tract infection
Implementation of a perioperative surgical site infection prevention bundle may reduce the rate of surgical site infection among patients undergoing hysterectomy

Surgical Site Infection Rate Can Be Reduced in Hysterectomy

Implementation of perioperative prevention bundle linked to reduction in surgical site infection rate

April 2018 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for April 2018. This roundup includes the...
Over the last nine years

Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015

Increase in endocarditis over nine-year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use
Patients who undergo elective stoma reversal have a higher incidence of postoperative Clostridium difficile infection versus patients who undergo elective colectomy

C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy

Findings based on examination of 30-day postoperative period in large cohort
Costs associated with treating antibiotic-resistant infections have doubled since 2002

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance adds $1,383 to the cost of treating a bacterial infection
Pharmacists have been involved in the recent progress made toward reducing hospital-acquired infections

Pharmacists Play Role in Cutting Hospital-Acquired Infections

Pharmacists involved in antibiotic surveillance, formulation of policies related to antibiotic use
There has been a large drop in infection-related deaths following kidney transplantation since the 1990s

Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths

Findings among adults undergoing kidney transplantation in Finland 1990 to 2010
Early aggressive action should be taken to prevent the spread of bacteria harboring unusual resistance genes

CDC: Aggressive Action Needed to Contain Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria harboring unusual resistance genes are widespread