Charles B Kemmler, Rohit B Sangal, Craig Rothenberg, Shu-Xia Li, Frances S Shofer, Benjamin S Abella, Arjun K Venkatesh, Sean D Foster
OBJECTIVE: Although timely administration of antibiotics has an established benefit in serious bacterial infection, the majority of studies evaluating antibiotic delay focus only on the first dose. Recent evidence suggests that delays in redosing may also be associated with worse clinical outcome. In light of the increasing burden of boarding in Emergency Departments (ED) and subsequent need to redose antibiotic in the ED, we examined the association between delayed second antibiotic dose administration and mortality among patients admitted from the ED with a broad array of infections and characterized risk factors associated with delayed second dose administration...
August 2021: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Daniel Leisman, Victor Huang, Qiuping Zhou, Jeanie Gribben, Andrea Bianculli, Michelle Bernshteyn, Mary Frances Ward, Sandra M Schneider
OBJECTIVE: 1) Determine frequency and magnitude of delays in second antibiotic administration among patients admitted with sepsis; 2) Identify risk factors for these delays; and 3) Exploratory: determine association between delays and patient-centered outcomes (mortality and mechanical ventilation after second dose). DESIGN: Retrospective, consecutive sample sepsis cohort over 10 months. SETTING: Single, tertiary, academic medical center. PATIENTS: All patients admitted from the emergency department with sepsis or septic shock (defined: infection, ≥ 2 systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria, hypoperfusion/organ dysfunction) identified by a prospective quality initiative...
June 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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