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The early antibiotic therapy in septic patients--milestone or sticking point?

Authors
  • Bernhard, Michael
  • Lichtenstern, Christoph
  • Eckmann, Christian
  • Weigand, Markus A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical care (London, England)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
18
Issue
6
Pages
671–671
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13054-014-0671-1
PMID: 25672873
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sepsis is one of the oldest and most elusive syndromes in medicine. Every effort should be made to treat these patients with the best available evidence. As a milestone, empiric antimicrobial therapy is essential in order to reduce morbidity and mortality of septic patients. As a sticking point, the use of broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents may be associated with induction of resistance among common pathogens.

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