Dr. Septimus will discuss the potential benefits and harms of antibiotics, as well as the value of antimicrobial stewardship when it comes to improving outcomes of patients suffering from sepsis.
Current Practices for Potential Prevention, Early Recognition, and Optimized Treatment of AKI
It is especially important to focus on prevention methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic—in previous reports of SARS and MERS-CoV infections, AKI developed in 5% to 15% of cases and carried an extremely high (60%-90%) mortality rate.
The Increasing Prevalence of Acute Kidney Injury with Advanced Age and Chronic Diseases
Hospitalizations with acute kidney injury (AKI) more than quadrupled in the US from 2000-2014 and clinicians are increasingly recognizing AKI as an in-hospital complication of sepsis, heart conditions, and surgery.
Challenges in Patient Care: Nephrotoxic Antibiotics & Resistant Infections
If certain antibiotics have the potential to cause nephrotoxicity, why use them at all? In some cases, these drugs may be one of the only ways to treat an infection.
The Value of Diagnostics in Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance – A Public Health Problem
At this year’s World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Dr. Tristan Timbrook delivered a...