Sepsis

Improving Outcomes for Sepsis Patients

August 2, 2019

More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute-care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with more than one-third coming to home health care (HHC), sepsis survivors account for a majority of readmissions nationwide. Effective interventions are needed to decrease these poor outcomes.

Genes Linked to Sepsis-Related Death are Identified in Mouse Model

July 23, 2019

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune response to infection spirals out of control. Bacteria in the bloodstream trigger immune cells to release powerful molecules called cytokines to quickly activate the body’s defenses.

Mechanism Makes Infants More Likely Than Adults to Die From Sepsis

July 6, 2019

An immune mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis has been identified by scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State (Brazil). The study is published in Critical Care.

Big Data Reveals Hidden Subtypes of Sepsis

May 20, 2019

Much like cancer, sepsis isn’t simply one condition but rather many conditions that could benefit from different treatments, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study involving more than 60,000 patients. 

Identifying Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis 'Cellular Videogame'

May 9, 2019

Sepsis is a medical condition that few patients have heard of and most doctors dread. The body's response to attack by bacteria can trigger a cascade of cellular self-destruction that inadvertently causes blood clots, multi-organ failure, and death.

KAIST Identifies the Cause of Sepsis-Induced Lung Injury

May 7, 2019

A Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) research team succeeded in visualizing pulmonary microcirculation and circulating cells in vivo with a custom-built 3D intravital lung microscopic imaging system.

Pages