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Sepsis


  • Does Sepsis Keep Killing Months Later?
    It's known that many patients die in the months and years after sepsis. But no one has known if this increased risk of death (in the 30 days to 2 years after sepsis) is because of sepsis itself, or because of the pre-existing health conditions the patient had before ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Sepsis and Other Responses to Infection
    Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis and kills up to 500,000 people a year in the U.S. The new drug treatment may also benefit ...More
    April 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Many Patients Admitted Through the ED With Sepsis Not Given a Formal Diagnosis Code
    A large number of patients admitted through the emergency department with severe sepsis or septic shock are not given a specific International Classification of Disease (ICD) code used around the world to collect data on epidemiology, morbidity and mortality statistics and ...More
    April 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Novel Research Lays the Groundwork for New Therapies Against Sepsis
    Sepsis represents a serious complication of infection and is one of the leading causes of death and critical illness worldwide due in part to the lack of effective therapies. A report in the American Journal of Pathology provides evidence from both mouse and human studies ...More
    April 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Feinstein Institute Researcher Presents New Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
    Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, vice chair of research in the Department of Pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center and an investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research , presented new definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis and septic shock at the ...More
    February 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Hospital System Initiative Improves Sepsis Care and Reduces Mortality
    Joint Commission Resources, Inc., today released the March 2016 issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The issue features an article, “The Sepsis Early Recognition and Response Initiative (SERRI),” by Stephen L. Jones, MD, MSHI, and ...More
    February 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Delirium, Muscle Weakness Among Overlooked Symptoms of Sepsis
    Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis often are overlooked and poorly understood, according to a study published in the journal Current Neurology and Neurosciences Reports. Seizures, strokes, neuromuscular disorders and encephalopathy ...More
    February 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Protein Patterns are a New Tool for Studying Sepsis
    Researchers from Lund University and the University of Zurich have developed a way to use mass spectrometry to measure hundreds of proteins in a single blood sample. With the help of protein patterns it is then possible to determine the severity of a patient's sepsis and ...More
    January 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • Chlorinated Lipids May Hold Key to Quick Diagnosis of Sepsis
    With a new $1,780,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Saint Louis University researchers aim to develop a biomarker that will buy precious time for sepsis patients. ...More
    December 7, 2015 Posted in News
  • Promising New Sepsis Treatment is on the Horizon
    A promising new drug for sepsis is on the horizon thanks to new funding from the British Heart Foundation, which could help take the laboratory discovery into the clinic. The first clinical trials of a treatment for deadly septic shock will only be possible if these ...More
    November 18, 2015 Posted in News
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