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Infectious Disease Mortality Rates Drop Nationally, Widen Among Counties

Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Auguin

Current guidelines on the management of sepsis and septic shock indicate that appropriate routine microbiologic cultures (including blood) should be obtained before starting antimicrobial therapy. Because it could be days before clinicians gain access to the results of these cultures, most patients are empirically started on broad-spectrum therapies. Once the pathogen is identified and culture results are received, patients are then switched to more narrow therapies to which the pathogen is most susceptible.

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