Tag: blood culture

1. Across the state of California, there was greater than 100-fold variability in the number of infants treated with antibiotics per proven bloodstream infection, ranging from 7.3 to 781 infants treated. 2. The number of infants exposed to antibiotics correlated strongly with the number of live births admitted to the...
1. In this prospective multicenter observational trial among adult patients with severe manifestations of sepsis, administration of antimicrobial treatment prior to collection of blood cultures resulted in significantly diminished sensitivity (52.9%). 2. Study findings demonstrated the importance of obtaining blood cultures prior to proceeding with antimicrobial therapy, strengthening the current...
The clinical effectiveness of sertraline in primary care and the role of depression severity and duration (PANDA): a pragmatic, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial 1. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are not associated with significant short-term reductions in depressive symptoms in the primary care setting, but reduce short-term anxiety and improve...
1. In this prospective multicenter observational trial among adult patients with severe manifestations of sepsis, administration of antimicrobial treatment prior to collection of blood cultures resulted in significantly diminished sensitivity (52.9%). 2. Study findings demonstrated the importance of obtaining blood cultures prior to proceeding with antimicrobial therapy, strengthening the current...