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Sepsis


  • Kansas State University Researchers Map Links Between Salmonella and Sepsis
    Research by industrial engineering and biology researchers at Kansas State University marks a significant milestone in the battle against sepsis, the second highest cause of death in intensive care units in the U.S. The study, "An Agent-Based Model of a Hepatic Inflammatory ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Jersey Hospitals Collaborate to Save Lives in First Year of Sepsis Work
    Through an innovative Sepsis Learning and Action Collaborative, hospitals across New Jersey implemented life-saving sepsis detection and care tools, resulting in nearly 400 lives saved in one year of targeted action. "Under this collaborative model, New Jersey hospitals ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Factor Isolated From Babies' Cord Blood Could Treat Harmful Inflammation, Sepsis
    A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing a new therapy to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of inflammation and sepsis, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Simple Measures Cut Sepsis Deaths Nearly in Half
    Researchers were able to cut the number of patients who died from sepsis, or infections that spread to the bloodstream, by 40 percent after the introduction of relatively simple steps at the wards at Levanger Hospital in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. The steps, which ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Encourages Prompt Action for Early Sepsis Recognition, Treatment and Prevention
    Sepsis is caused by the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 percent of patients. According to a new Vital Signs report released by CDC, about 7 in 10 patients with ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Confronted with Sepsis, Key Immune Mechanism Breaks
    When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers have discovered that when facing a massive bacterial infection resulting in ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cycle of Inflammation and Microbiome Disruption May Play Key Role in Sepsis
    No one knows for sure how they got there, but the discovery that bacteria that normally live in the gut can be detected in the lungs of critically ill people and animals could mean a lot for intensive care patients. Today, scientists are reporting that they found gut ...More
    July 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • How to Diagnose Systemic Infections Much More Quickly and Reliably
    To date, there are no methods that can quickly and accurately detect pathogens in blood to allow the diagnosis of systemic bloodstream infections that can lead to life-threatening sepsis. The standard of care for detecting such blood-borne infections is blood culture, but ...More
    June 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    May 23, 2016 Posted in News
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