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The Importance of Early Diagnosis of Sepsis in Severe Burned Patients: Outcomes of 100 Patients

Orban, C., and Tomescu, D. (2013). The Importance of Early Diagnosis of Sepsis in Severe Burned Patients: Outcomes of 100 Patients. Chirurgia. 108(3):385-8.

The authors examined causes of sepsis in 100 burn patients and found that the most common causes were from multi-drug resistant Gram-positive (58%) and Gram-negative (26%) organisms; this confirmed earlier study findings. The article discusses effective antibiotics to combat these organisms, and highlights the variability in pharmacokinetics in burn patients, and the corresponding need for dose adjustments of these antibiotics.
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