Sepsis


  • Researchers Develop Quality Indicators for Antimicrobial Treatment in Adults with Sepsis
    Outcomes in patients with sepsis are better if initial empirical antimicrobial use is appropriate. Several studies have shown that adherence to guidelines dictating appropriate antimicrobial use positively influences clinical outcome, shortens length of hospital stay and ...More
    June 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Dormant Viruses Re-Emerge in Patients with Lingering Sepsis, Signaling Immune Suppression
    A provocative study links prolonged episodes of sepsis — a life-threatening infection and leading cause of death in hospitals — to the reactivation of otherwise dormant viruses in the body. In healthy people, such latent viruses are kept in check by the immune ...More
    June 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Launches New Website Addressing Sepsis
    Sepsis is a consequence of infection that is difficult to predict, diagnose, and treat. Patients who develop sepsis have an increased risk of complications and death and face higher healthcare costs and longer treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...More
    May 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Sepsis Involved in High Percentage of Hospital Deaths
    An analysis that included approximately 7 million hospitalizations finds that sepsis contributed to 1 in every 2 to 3 deaths, and most of these patients had sepsis at admission, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide ...More
    May 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Feinstein Institute Researcher Publishes New Perspective on Sepsis
    In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, ...More
    April 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers New Sepsis Fact Sheet
    The CDC's sister agency, the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the findings of large clinical trial about sepsis. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that survival of patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Septic Shock Biomarker Test Could Boost Better Interventions
    Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Genetic Evidence for Single-Bacteria Cause of Sepsis Identified for the First Time
    An international team of academics, including professor Marco Oggioni from the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics, has studied how localized infections can turn into the dangerous systemic disease sepsis – and has identified for the first time through ...More
    March 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Gut Bacteria Can Cause Life-Threatening Infections in Preterm Babies
    Babies born prematurely are surviving in increasing numbers. But many withstand complications of early birth only to suffer late-onset sepsis — life-threatening bloodstream infections that strike after infants reach 72 hours of age. While early-onset sepsis often is ...More
    March 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Risk of Death Among ICU Patients With Severe Sepsis Has Decreased
    In critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand with severe sepsis or septic shock, there was a decrease in the risk of death from 2000 to 2012, findings that were accompanied by changes in the patterns of discharge of intensive care unit (ICU) patients to home, ...More
    March 18, 2014 Posted in News
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