• Study suggests ‘slightly more generous' window to initiate therapy for BSI

    11 days ago - By Healio

    In a retrospective study of more than 10,000 bloodstream infections, a delay of 12 hours in initiating appropriate antimicrobial therapy was associated with increased 30-day mortality, but shorter delays were not, researchers found.
    The researchers said the results “call into question the promotion of aggressive broad spectrum empirical treatment within 3 hours when is suspected, unless there is suspected septic shock or bacterial meningitis.”
    “Guidelines promote broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment within 1 to 3 hours in sepsis, but it is not
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