Sepsis News

  • Gut Microbiome May Seed Sepsis A new bioinformatics tool, StrainSifter, points to the gut microbiome as a possible source of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections.
  • Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs In ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neither chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash nor selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) nor selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) seems to significantly reduce multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB)-induced bloodstream infections in settings with moderate to high antibiotic resistance, researchers say.

Sepsis Perspective

  • 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.