Timely identification of carbapenem-resistant organisms is crucial to orient antibiotics and save lives.
“I thought of sepsis with elderly patients and immunocompromised patients, but that’s just not true,” said Meyers. “It can happen to you; it can happen to your daughter; it can happen to a perfectly healthy individual; it can happen to anyone.”
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue across the globe. On September 4, 2019, we lost a partner in that mission. Stuart Levy, MD, one of the earliest and loudest voices warning of the dangers of antibiotic overuse in both humans and animals, passed away after a prolonged illness.
“The thing about sepsis, that I can tell you from living experience, is that it’s super-fast,” said Clawson. “When you get sepsis, it’s a downhill turn and turning it back around is not something that’s easy to do.”