– Antibiotics in patients with intra-abdominal infections
– SIS-E Congress in Athens
– Let’s use antibiotics appropriately (VIDEO)
– Antibiotics in patients with acute pancreatitis
– Let’s be careful with Clostridium difficile
– A Global petition to change Sepsis -3 definitions
ANTIBIOTICS IN PATIENTS WITH INTRA-ABDOMINAL INFECTIONS WHEN, HOW AND WHICH ONES
Antibiotics should be used after a treatable infection has been recognized or if there is a high degree of suspicion of an infection. The prolonged and inappropriate use of antibiotics appears a key factor in the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance worldwide over the past decade. A rational and appropriate use of antibiotics is particularly important both to optimize quality clinical care and to reduce selection pressure on resistant pathogens…
SIS-E CONGRESS IN ATHENS
Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery / World Society of Emergency Surgery will participate in the Surgical Infection Society- Europe congress that will be held in Athens on June 7-9 in Symposium IV: ‘Global Surgical Infections’
LET’S USE ANTIBIOTICS APPROPRIATELY (video)
Appropriate use of antibiotics is an integral part of good clinical practice. This attitude maximizes the utility and therapeutic efficacy of treatment, and minimizes the risks associated with emerging infections and the selection of resistant pathogens. The indiscriminate and excess use of antibiotics appears a significant factor in the emergence of resistant microorganisms in recent years.
THE LONG DEBATE ON THE ROLE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE PANCREATITIS
In recent years there has been an increase in the incidence of acute pancreatitis reported worldwide. Despite improvements in access to care, imaging and interventional techniques, acute pancreatitis continues to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Infectious complications, are common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis. Infectious complications, both pancreatic (infected necrosis) and extrapancreatic (pneumonia, cholangitis, bacteremia, urinary tract infections, and so on), are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis.
The paradigm shift and controversy over using antibiotics in acute pancreatitis has focused on pancreatic necrosis, because when compared with patients with sterile necrosis, patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) have a higher mortality rate. For this reason, preventing infection of pancreatic necrosis may be important…
LET’S BE CAREFUL WITH CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE
In the last two decades, the dramatic increase in incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in many countries worldwide, has made CDI a global public health challenge. CDI may be a particular concern in surgical patients, as surgery may predispose patients to CDI and surgery itself needs to treat severe cases of CDI. Optimization of CDI management in the peri-operative setting, has become increasingly necessary to decrease the cost, morbidity and mortality that may result from CDI…
A GLOBAL PETITION TO CHANGE SEPSIS-3 DEFINITIONS
The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery appreciates the great effort of the task force who derived and validated the Sepsis-3 definitions and considers the new definitions an important step forward in the evolution of our understanding of sepsis. Nevertheless, more than a year after their publication, we have a few concerns regarding the use of the Sepsis-3 definitions.
FILL IN THE PETITION TO CHANGE SEPSIS-3 DEFINITIONS. We will ask to change these definitions.