Septic Shock

  • 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
  • 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
  • In Surprise Finding, Blood Clots Absorb Bacterial Toxin
    Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The research was published Dec. 2 in the journal PLoS ONE. "It's a significant ...More
    December 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Source of Infection Affects Hospital Mortality in Septic Shock Patients in the ICU
    In ICU patients who have septic shock, the anatomic source of infection has a strong effect on the chances of survival, according to a new study from researchers in Canada. “Understanding the local infection source in patients with septic shock may influence treatment ...More
    May 20, 2013 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Surviving Sepsis with LECT2
    Failure to launch an adequate immune response may be at the root of septic shock, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine on Dec. 17. Bacterial sepsis is a potentially deadly blood infection that results in massive immune activation and ...More
    December 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • Are We Closer to Understanding the Cause of Deadly Sepsis?
    Following an infection, dysregulation of the immune system can result in a systemic inflammatory response and an often fatal condition called severe sepsis or septic shock. Sepsis is not uncommon, yet its cause and underlying immune dysfunction remain poorly understood. ...More
    November 16, 2012 Posted in News
  • Recent Antibiotic Exposure Associated with Increased Hospital Costs in Gram-Negative Bacteremia
    Prior antibiotic exposure has been associated with the emergence of antibiotixc resistance in subsequent bacterial infections, whose outcomes are typically worse than similar infections with more antibiotic susceptible infections. The influence of prior antibiotic exposure ...More
    March 30, 2012 Posted in News
  • Targeted Blocking of Cell Death Prevents Septic Shock
    Researchers of VIB and UGent have discovered a new approach to preventing septic shock, an often fatal extreme inflammatory reaction of the body. It is the most frequent cause of death at intensive care departments in hospitals. In sepsis, acute inflammation is attended by ...More
    December 27, 2011 Posted in News, Infections & Pathogens
  • New Class of Peptides May Protect Against Septic Shock
    A new class of peptides may neutralize the endotoxin that causes sepsis, offering a new therapeutic strategy against an often lethal systemic bacterial infection. The researchers from Germany and Spain detail their findings in the September 2010 issue of the journal ...More
    September 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Examines Sepsis and Septic Shock After Surgery
    Sepsis and septic shock appear to be more common than heart attacks or pulmonary blood clots among patients having general surgery, and the death rate for patients with septic shock is approximately 34 percent within 30 days of operation, according to a report in the July ...More
    July 19, 2010 Posted in News
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