Healthcare acquired infections increase the mortality during Covid-treatment

Overuse of antibiotics and superbugs could be worsening the Covid-19 pandemic in India, according to an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study of 10 hospitals. The study showed that more than half of the Covid-19 patients who get a secondary bacterial or fungal infection die. Covid-19 mortality worldwide is 10 %, the subgroup of patients...

46% of critically ill COVID-19 patients developed HAI according to new study

A recent Italian publication has studied hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in critically ill COVID-19 patients. 774 patients with COVID-19 treated at intensive care unit (ICU) at 8 hospitals in Italy were included. The publication1 shows that 46 % of the critically ill COVID-19 patients developed HAI, of which 38 % were caused by multi-drug...

Many patients affected by severe COVID-19 die from sepsis and its complications

While the number of global coronavirus infections has exceeded 28 million and the death toll is approaching 1 million, scientific data shows that COVID-19 does cause sepsis. Many patients affected by severe COVID-19 dies from sepsis and its complications. Sepsis accounts for at least 11 million deaths worldwide annually, but only a small part of...