Antibiotics for Sepsis

20:00 EDT 13 Sep 2018 | JAMA

This Viewpoint makes the case that the importance of early detection of sepsis and the need for rapid antibiotics in patients with definite infection and possible septic shock has likely led to overuse of antibiotics in patients who might not need them, and argues for testing to confirm infection in non-shock patients in place of rapid empirical antimicrobial treatment.

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