Sepsis Perspective

 
 
  • What's New for Treating Flu? CDC Antiviral Drug Recommendations Know when to use an antiviral flu drug and which of the four drug options is appropriate for which patients.
  • The Latest Dirt on Hospital Cleanliness An infectious diseases specialist reviews the evidence for contamination sources in healthcare facilities.
  • 5 Best of 2018: Pediatrics Viewpoints Dr William Basco begins 2019 by reviewing the most widely read and commented upon Viewpoint columns on Medscape Pediatrics in 2018.
  • Invasive Bacterial Infections in Infants: What Bugs Are New? Dr Basco comments on a recent study exploring how invasive bacterial infections in infants have changed over the past few decades.
  • Healthy Kidney Removed During Back Procedure; More What MRIs? Surgeon accused of overlooking critical scans; a 'going bare' law that doesn't reveal enough; state high court strikes down review panels; botched colon surgery leads to large judgment.
  • Vomiting in Infancy: Is It FPIES? Food protein-induced enterocolitis is more common than once believed. Do you know the signs and symptoms?
  • Shock: Overview Video   This video covers the pathophysiology surrounding the major forms of shock, including hypovolemic, cardiogenic, and distributive shock, as well as several subcategories like septic shock.
  • Oral Antibiotics for Infective Endocarditis: Time to Switch?   The standard of care for endocarditis for many years has been IV antibiotics, even though many patients don't complete the full treatment. Would oral antibiotics work just as well?
  • Sarcopenia in Liver Disease Patients with end-stage liver disease are at an increased risk of developing sarcopenia; however, early recognition and management prior to liver transplantation may improve post-transplant outcomes.
  • De-escalating Antibiotics: A Nudge in the Right Direction To encourage de-escalation of vancomycin, a unique behavioral "nudge" aims to change provider prescribing behavior.
  • Time Out! A Close Look at Antibiotic Use in LTC Clinical cases illustrate the overuse of antibiotics to treat radiographic findings and lab reports, especially when prescribing over the phone.
  • A New Reason to Be Wary of SGLT2s   Exceedingly serious adverse events in patients taking these hypoglycemic agents have been reported. Which are the culprit drugs?
  • Multidrug-Resistant Infections: What's on the Horizon? As resistance develops to 'last-line' antimicrobials, what's next in the treatment of serious bacterial infections?
  • Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
  • From Medical Malpractice to Murder Accusations; More Strange case takes an even stranger twist; why are million-dollar verdicts less common here?; patient's widow sues medical center.
  • Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.
  • New Help for Managing Clostridium difficile Infection   New guidelines from IDSA/SHEA highlight best practices for treating C difficile infection. Dr David Johnson provides insight for all providers who must be cognizant of this widespread problem.
  • A Round-Up of Seven New Neurology Studies   Dr Diener reports on a wide range of studies in neurology and critical care medicine published in February and March, 2018.
  • AKI From Contrast CT Scans: Is There an Association? Dr Patel reviews a study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, that compares outcomes between patients receiving contrast-enhanced CT and those receiving noncontrast CT.
  • Two Simple Ways to Improve Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Recent data support taking a hard look at clinical practices surrounding diagnostic testing in C difficile and bloodstream infections.