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Sunday, November 10, 2019

ATBs after cardiac arrest

PulmCrit (EMCrit)
PulmCrit Wee - November 9, 2019 - By Josh Farkas

"Summary the Bullet:
  • Among patients revived from shockable out-of-hospital arrest, a two-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
  • This is a multi-center, placebo-controlled RCT with no major methodological flaws. It’s not statistically unassailable, but it represents the best available evidence on the topic.
  • It is reasonable to change practice based on this study (while simultaneously maintaining an open mind on the topic and awaiting additional data)."