The recent study by Bloos and colleagues demonstrates that early initiation of antimicrobial therapy is not associated with improved survival in sepsis. We contend that these findings should not be surprising. This study is yet another part of the growing case against early and aggressive antimicrobial therapy and highlights the important roles resuscitation and source control play in the management of the septic patient. We suggest that, whenever possible, antimicrobial therapy should we withheld until objective evidence of infection has been obtained.
Guidry, C. A., & Sawyer, R. G. (2014, June 3). It’s not just the antibiotics, it’s the treatment. Critical Care. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/cc13904