Antibiotics save lives, but they are not fail-safe. Even when microbes haven’t acquired drug-evading genetic mutations—a hallmark of antibiotic resistance—the medications don’t always clear infections.
The Ohio Hospital Association is about halfway through a 124-hospital, statewide initiative to reduce sepsis mortality by 30% by the end of 2018. Data shows the initiative is working and the target is attainable.
The Washington Post / Consumer Reports, October 17, 2017
Antibiotics treat infections but can cause them, too. In fact, a study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine documents an alarming rise in the number of hard-to-treat infections linked to antibiotics.
The hospital delivery seemed problem-free. Baby Myles arrived on March 2, the first child born to Lindsey Hubley and Matt Sampson. The engaged couple from Halifax, Nova Scotia, brought their child home a few days later. But Hubley did not have long with her newborn.
In the absence of adequate published guidance, Iowa researchers produce a five-tiered classification of procedures, encompassing "clean, aseptic, sterile-superficial, sterile-invasive," and "surgical-like procedures."