• 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
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  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago 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
    5 weeks ago 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
  • Sepsis Study Comparing Three Treatment Methods Shows Same Survival Rate
    Survival of patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether they received treatment based on specific protocols or the usual high-level standard of care, according to a five-year clinical study. The large-scale randomized trial, named ProCESS for Protocolized ...More
    March 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Fast Emergency Department Identification of Sepsis Speeds Treatment
    Early identification of sepsis cases in the emergency department using a symptoms-based screening tool significantly decreased the time interval for administering life-saving antibiotic treatment, according to research reported in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the ...More
    February 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Potential Novel Treatment Against Septic Shock
    Septic shock is caused by excessive and systemic reaction of the entire body against infectious agents, in most cases of bacterial origin. The number of deaths by septic shock in intensive care units is very high and is still increasing, despite numerous large scale ...More
    February 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • High Volume of Severe Sepsis Patients May Result in Better Outcomes
    A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that "practice may make perfect" when it comes to caring for patients with severe sepsis. The study showed that patients admitted to academic medical centers that care for more patients with severe ...More
    January 17, 2014 Posted in News
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