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CDC program aims to boost sepsis care, prevent complications
Aug 28, 2023
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to better treat sepsis in hospitals could help long-term care communities launch and optimize sepsis care programs.
Consequences of E. coli in older adults? Serious acute-care episodes, study finds
Aug 25, 2023
Older adults who have Escherichia coli disease (IED) or E. coli, face a variety of potential health burdens and long-term consequences, a new study published in BMC Infectious Diseases finds.
Cardiovascular hospitalization increases after sepsis hospitalization
Feb 01, 2023
After hospitalization with sepsis, it may be advisable to implement closely supervised cardiovascular prevention therapies, investigators say.
CDC highlights tips for recognizing, treating sepsis in long-term care
Sep 14, 2022
Sepsis develops quickly and can cause irreversible damage, but most nursing home residents will recover with early detection and treatment, a CDC expert says.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Nov. 12
Nov 12, 2021
Nurses unions slam Kaiser Permanente’s expansion of home-based services … CDC: Sepsis-related deaths in seniors declined from 2000 to 2019 … Dexamethasone tied to lower risk of death, severe...
Sepsis quality improvement program saved SNFs up to $3.1 million while also reducing hospitalizations
Oct 20, 2021
A small number of skilled nursing facilities saved millions of dollars after implementing a pilot sepsis quality improvement program and focusing on reducing related hospitalizations, according to new...
Drug-resistant infections found in nearly half of residents with sepsis
May 11, 2021
Nursing home residents hospitalized for sepsis have high rates of multidrug-resistant bloodstream infections, putting them at risk for a host of adverse outcomes — including longer intensive care stays,...
Federal ‘all or none’ sepsis policy a wash in multi-hospital study
Apr 20, 2021
SEP-1 requirements meant to combat staggering sepsis rates in the U.S. did not lead to clinically meaningful patient outcomes in 11 UPMC hospitals, physician-scientists say.
New antibiotic effectively treats complicated UTIs, trial finds
Oct 20, 2020
The new antibiotic cefiderocol (Fetroja) compared favorably with other standard therapies when treating patients with life-threatening drug-resistant infections.