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Delay in Antibiotic Administration Is Associated With Mortality Among Septic Shock Patients With Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia

Delay in Antibiotic Administration Is Associated With Mortality Among Septic Shock Patients With Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia

The results of this study further support the importance of prompt appropriate antibiotic administration for patients with septic shock.

Physicians should consider acting quickly to administer antibiotics with S. aureus coverage to any patient suspected of having septic shock.

A total of 506 patients with S. aureus bacteremia and septic shock were included in the analysis.

30-day mortality was 78.1% for the entire cohort and was similar for those participants with methicillin-resistant S. aureus and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus bacteremia.

CriticalCare.news
January 9, 2020

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