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Antibiotic Safety

Antibiotics can have side effects, including allergic reactions and a potentially deadly diarrhea...

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Call to Action

Over the past 30 years, many multidrug-resistant organisms have emerged across healthcare settings in the United States. At the same time, there has been a dramatic drop in the development and approval of new antibiotics. “The...

Welcome Guidelines for Managing Rhinosinusitis

Recent estimates suggest that the direct annual costs of sinusitis are approximately $5.8 billion in the United States, and nearly one in seven Americans is diagnosed with a sinus infection every year. Rhinosinusitis is one of...

CDI: Making the Case for Better Prevention Efforts

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common and sometimes fatal healthcare–associated infection. It manifests as diarrhea that often recurs and can progress to toxic megacolon, sepsis, and death. “The incidence,...

Procalcitonin & Antibiotic Decisions

The advent of antibiotic therapy has led to dramatic reductions in mortality and morbidity due to bacterial infections and sepsis. The overuse of antibiotics to treat infections, however, may expose patients to adverse events...

Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2012 Annual Congress

New research was presented at the 2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress from February 4-8 in Houston. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the conference. >>...

Managing Pediatric Septic Shock

Those who undergo major surgical procedures or who have certain medical hardware placed, such as a central line, are at increased risk for infection and subsequent septic shock. Despite the growing knowledge of this problem,...

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