The use of a single antibiotic may be enough to treat mild infections caused by resistant bacteria. Researchers from the Spanish Network of Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI) have demonstrated it.

The investigations have been developed in infections caused by a bacterium called Klebsiella pneumoniae, which can be multiresistant. Until now, it was recommended to treat these infections with a combination of antibiotics. The research has been carried out in the Spanish Network of Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI) and has been coordinated by researchers from…

Optimisation of empirical antimicrobial therapy in patients with haematological malignancies and febrile neutropenia (How Long study): an open-label, randomised, controlled phase 4 trial. Lancet Haematol 2017

The optimal duration of empirical antibacterial therapy for febrile neutropenia without microbiological diagnosis in haematological patients is not well defined; the classical approach of continuing antimicrobial therapy until neutrophil recovery may prolong it unnecessarily. This study aimed to establish whether the discontinuation of antimicrobial therapy driven by a clinical approach regardless of neutrophil recovery would…

A Predictive Model of Mortality in Patients With Bloodstream Infections due to Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

A predictive score for mortality in patients suffering a bloodstream infection due to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae has been published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings with data from the international cohort of INCREMENT (REIPI/ESGBIS) project. The predictive model included the following variables: severe sepsis or shock at presentation, Pitt score, Charlson, source other than urinary or biliary tracts…

Plan Formación REIPI

Estimados investigadores, Con el objetivo de fomentar la realización de actividades formativas relacionadas con los objetivos de esta Red, desde Coordinación ofrecemos una serie de becas para los cursos que actualmente están activos dentro del Plan de Formación REIPI 2016: 3 BECAS DE INSCRIPCIÓN (El viaje irá por cuenta del grupo) – IX Curso de…

First International Conference of Clinical Metagenomics

Estimados investigadores, Esperando que sea de su interés, aquí les trasladamos la información facilitada por el Dr. Vila sobre el “First International Conference of Clinical Metagenomics” que se celebrará los días 13 y 14 de Octubre en el Campus Biotech de Ginebra: El “First International Conference of Clinical Metagenomics” es una buena oportunidad para conocer…