John P. Winkler

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INTRODUCTION Timely recognition and treatment of sepsis improves survival. The objective is to examine the association between recognition of sepsis and timeliness of treatments. METHODS We identified a retrospective cohort of emergency department (ED) patients with positive blood cultures from May 2007 to January 2009, and reviewed vital signs, imaging,(More)
BACKGROUND Although debate exists about the treatment of sepsis, few disagree about the benefits of early, appropriately targeted antibiotic administration. STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the appropriateness of empiric antimicrobial therapy and the extent to which therapy would be altered if the causative organism for sepsis was known at the time of(More)
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