Articles matching the ‘Infection’ Category

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August 20th, 2017

Podcast 211: On (not) staying the (antibiotic) course

Sometimes — but not all the time — patients can be advised to stop a course of antibiotics if they feel better. Traditionally, the advice has been to complete the entire course, regardless. Why? Because it was thought that stopping early might lead to more antibiotic resistance. That’s changing now, as the WHO and […]


March 4th, 2016

Podcast 197: A dissent on sepsis

The authors of the new sepsis definitions encouraged “debate and discussion,” and an editorial in Chest was quick to provide it. The editorialist, Dr. Steven Simpson, is worried about missing some cases if consideration of SIRS (the systemic inflammatory response syndrome) is tossed out of the definition. Chest editorial (free PDF available if you scroll down that […]


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