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De-escalation of antimicrobial treatment for adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2010
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Title
De-escalation of antimicrobial treatment for adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2010
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007934.pub2
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Abstract

Mortality rates among patients with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock ranges from 27% to 54%. Empirical broad-spectrum antimicrobial treatment is aimed at achieving adequate antimicrobial therapy and thus reducing mortality. However, there is a risk that empirical broad-spectrum antimicrobial treatment can expose patients to overuse of antimicrobials. De-escalation has been proposed as a strategy to replace empirical broad-spectrum antimicrobial treatment with a narrower antimicrobial therapy. This is done by either changing the pharmacological agent or discontinuing a pharmacological combination according to the patient's microbial culture results.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 5%
Unknown 37 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Researcher 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 15%
Student > Postgraduate 5 13%
Professor 4 10%
Other 11 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 64%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 6 15%

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#3,063,579
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#27
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