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Sepsis


  • 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
    5 weeks ago 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
  • 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
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