Contagion Live News Network: Sepsis & Norepinephrine


A brief on today's top ID stories.

Hello and welcome to Contagion. I’m assistant editor Grant Gallagher here with a brief on our top stories.

Authors in the June print edition of Contagion ask: how close are we to a cure for HIV? The article is now featured online.

In other news, administration of agents like norepinephrine can be useful in treating hypotensive septic shock patients. But sepsis is also characterized in large part by a dysfunctional immune response to infection—and norepinephrine can contribute to this immune dysregulation.

In order to explore the immune response impact of norepinephrine, a team from the Radboud Centre for Infectious Diseases in the Netherlands looked at immunomodulation associated with the agent alongside that caused by an alternate vasopressor.

Results were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Lastly, Eravacycline clinically cured a majority of patients being seen in outpatient parental antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) facilities, according to findings from a small patient population study.

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