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Low-cost antibiotic lowers risk of sepsis and death after vaginal delivery

Written by | 19 Feb 2023

One dose of the antibiotic azithromycin appears to reduce significantly the risk of postpartum sepsis and death among women who have a vaginal delivery. The findings were reported… read more.

Single dose of azithromycin reduces maternal sepsis or death

Written by | 13 Feb 2023

Ten percent of maternal deaths are caused by infections that occur shortly before, during or after delivery. Maternal infections and sepsis, which is a serious complication of infections,… read more.

AI speeds sepsis detection to prevent hundreds of deaths

Written by | 26 Jul 2022

Patients are 20% less likely to die of sepsis because a new AI system developed at Johns Hopkins University catches symptoms hours earlier than traditional methods, an extensive… read more.

New resistance-busting antibiotic combination could extend the use of ‘last-resort’ antibiotics

Written by | 29 Dec 2021

Scientists have discovered a new potential treatment that has the ability to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause conditions such as sepsis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections…. read more.

Early steroids improve outcomes in patients with septic shock

Written by | 30 Sep 2020

Some critically ill patients with septic shock need vasopressors to correct dangerously low blood pressure. When high doses of vasopressors are needed or blood pressure isn’t responding well,… read more.

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