Antibiotic Use and Sepsis Make Recent Improvements

June 27, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

There has been a recent push in the medical community to improve the treatment of sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to infection, estimated to account for 30-50% of all deaths in hospitalized patients. However, some doctors worry that these efforts could also lead to more antibiotic use and, in turn, more antibiotic resistance. A new study led by Hallie Prescott, M.D., of Michigan Medicine, aims to clarify these concerns.

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