Sepsis


  • Influenza and Sepsis: Mayo Expert Describes Warning Signs
    Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and food poisoning; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • A Human Enzyme Targets the Achilles' Heel of Sepsis
    There may never be a way to completely prevent infection, but sepsis may have an Achilles' heel that would allow for more effective treatment of the condition. In a new report published in the January 2015 issue of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Experts Target Sepsis
    Using knowledge gained from a national network of medical experts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with sepsis by focusing on early detection and rapidly delivering recommended care – doubling the chance of survival. Sepsis ...More
    December 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Readmission Rates Above Average for Survivors of Septic Shock, Penn Study Finds
    A diagnosis of septic shock was once a near death sentence. At best, survivors suffered a substantially reduced quality of life. Penn Medicine researchers have now shown that while most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, 23 percent will return to the ...More
    November 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Rapid Rest to Diagnose Severe Sepsis
    A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. Sepsis, a syndrome caused by infection, leads to organ failure and is ...More
    October 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Penn Medicine's 'Sepsis Sniffer' Generates Faster Sepsis Care and Suggests Reduced Mortality
    An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing the tool is published ...More
    October 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Australia's High Survival Rates Shed Doubt on Global Sepsis Guidelines
    New research suggests treatment in Australia and New Zealand for patients with sepsis is the best in the world. The large-scale six-year study, led by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at Monash University, divided 1,600 patients into two groups, ...More
    October 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device Developed for Sepsis Therapy
    Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood -- often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard's Wyss ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • bioMerieux Joins with the Rory Staunton Foundation to Host the First National Forum on Sepsis
    bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announces that it has joined with the Rory Staunton Foundation (RSF) in sponsoring the “First National Forum on Sepsis: Defeating the Killer,” on Sept. 17, 2014 in Washington D.C. The Forum ...More
    September 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Two Simple Protocols for Getting Ahead of Suspected Sepsis
    Physicians can save lives by implementing two simple protocols when they suspect a patient has sepsis, according to Dr. Mitchell Levy, co-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Management Guidelines Committee, medical director of the medical intensive care unit at Rhode ...More
    September 10, 2014 Posted in News
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