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Hospital and the OLVG start trial for better treatment blood poisoning

Hospital and the OLVG start trial for better treatment blood poisoning

The Amsterdam hospitals VUmc and the OLVG start with a trial for the treatment of patients with blood poisoning in the intensive care unit to improve.

The optimal dosage of antibiotics to determine they engage in large amounts of data from electronic health records to combine. That would, according to the hospitals should result in fewer deaths and faster recovery.

Now would be only half of all patients with blood poisoning optimal dose of antibiotics. Every week-end hundreds of people with a serious blood poisoning in the intensive care unit. Such a poisoning occurs due to bacteria spreading in the blood. That can have various causes such as, for example, a pneumonia or a wound.

Many recordings of patients with blood poisoning have a fatal outcome. The patient gets a high fever, fast breathing, and eventually gets in a state of shock. Antibiotics can be life saving. But how to determine the correct dose according to the researchers, the current method is difficult.

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