Sepsis


  • Experts Call for a Review of Global Guidelines for Sepsis
    Experts are calling for a global review of guidelines used to diagnose sepsis, after a study found 1 in 8 patients with infections severe enough to need admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) in Australia and New Zealand, did not meet current criteria. ...More
    March 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Sepsis Survivors Return to Hospital for Preventable Reasons
    They're alive thanks to the most advanced care modern hospitals can provide. But for survivors of sepsis, the hospital door often looks like a revolving one, a new study shows. And many of the conditions that send them back to a hospital bed should be preventable. ...More
    March 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Influenza and Sepsis: Mayo Expert Describes Warning Signs
    Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and food poisoning; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at ...More
    January 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • A Human Enzyme Targets the Achilles' Heel of Sepsis
    There may never be a way to completely prevent infection, but sepsis may have an Achilles' heel that would allow for more effective treatment of the condition. In a new report published in the January 2015 issue of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental ...More
    January 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Experts Target Sepsis
    Using knowledge gained from a national network of medical experts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with sepsis by focusing on early detection and rapidly delivering recommended care – doubling the chance of survival. Sepsis ...More
    December 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Readmission Rates Above Average for Survivors of Septic Shock, Penn Study Finds
    A diagnosis of septic shock was once a near death sentence. At best, survivors suffered a substantially reduced quality of life. Penn Medicine researchers have now shown that while most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, 23 percent will return to the ...More
    November 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Rapid Rest to Diagnose Severe Sepsis
    A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. Sepsis, a syndrome caused by infection, leads to organ failure and is ...More
    October 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Penn Medicine's 'Sepsis Sniffer' Generates Faster Sepsis Care and Suggests Reduced Mortality
    An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing the tool is published ...More
    October 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Australia's High Survival Rates Shed Doubt on Global Sepsis Guidelines
    New research suggests treatment in Australia and New Zealand for patients with sepsis is the best in the world. The large-scale six-year study, led by the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at Monash University, divided 1,600 patients into two groups, ...More
    October 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Blood-Cleansing Biospleen Device Developed for Sepsis Therapy
    Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood -- often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard's Wyss ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in News
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