Prehospital antibiotics in the ambulance for sepsis: a multicentre, open label, randomised trial
This Dutch Randomised Controlled Trial (n=2698) found that ceftriaxone 200mg IV delivered in the ambulance did not improve 28 day mortality vs antibiotics initiated in the emergency department (ED) (8% vs 8%). It found that personnel training reduced the time to antibiotics delivered after arrival in the ED.
Though the comparison is a bit apples and oranges between now and 1918, the staggering death toll is tragic in any era.Medscape Medical News
A new report claims better federal government coordination is needed, along with an improved public health infrastructure, more tests, and better data on critical supplies.Medscape Medical News
Pediatric Dermatology Part I
Esther E. Freeman and Devon E. McMahon
BRUCE H. THIERS, MD