When the infection is related to a femoral catheter, it seems essential that empirical antibiotic therapy should cover the non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli. ( Niccolò Buetti et al. )

The insertion site should be considered for the empirical therapy of short-term central venous and arterial catheter-related infections.

| Dr Olivier Leroy

The current guidelines on management of intravascular catheter-related infections recommend that empiric therapy should be individualized according to the patient’s … Suite  

Follow-up blood cultures are associated with improved outcome of patients with gram-negative bloodstream infections. ( Maskarinec SA et al. / Giannella M. et al )

Positive follow-up blood cultures identify high mortality risk Among patients with gram negative bacteremia.(1) / Follow-up blood cultures are associated with improved outcome of patients with gram-negative bloodstream infections: retrospective observational cohort study. (2)

| Dr Jean-Pierre Bru

Follow up blood cultures (FUBC) are recommended in the management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, endocarditis, and candidemia but are not … Suite