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Medical groups update pneumonia treatment guidelines

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society released updated guidelines calling for antibiotic treatments of seven days or less for patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. The guidelines, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommend hospitals do a local analysis of bacterial strains that cause pneumonia in their facilities and antibiotics that successfully treat them, with a focus on ICU infections. Medscape (free registration) (07/15)


PICU noise often exceeds safe levels, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 26, 2016

Procalcitonin-guided therapy, sodium selenite fail to improve sepsis outcomes

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Looming Zika threat in US prompts creation of infant care guidelines

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Ventilator bundle components vary in risks, efficacy, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Costs, LOS, ICU use vary for asthma care in pediatric hospitals

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Texas hospital uses data analytics platform to improve care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 26, 2016

Doctors say they do not see "July effect" in hospital quality

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 26, 2016

New opioid law includes provisions for drug-dependent newborns

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 26, 2016

NICU physical therapy improves infant motor performance, study says

Critical Care SmartBrief | Jul 26, 2016


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