Secret to Sepsis May Lie in Rare Cell

January 23, 2019

In a paper published in Nature Immunology, scientists from Seattle Children's Research Institute reveal how a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play an important role in the immune response to a bacterial infection, preventing the development of sepsis.

Targeting Sepsis With a Nanocarrier-Delivered MicroRNA

December 4, 2018

One in three patients who die in the U.S. dies of sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the leading causes of death in intensive care units and, with an estimated price tag of $20 billion in 2011, the most expensive condition that hospitals treat.

Study Identifies Sepsis Symptoms That Lead to Death

November 27, 2018

Using patient records from 210,289 hospital visits between 2013 and 2016, Drexel University researchers have identified the specific symptoms that put patients at the greatest risk of dying from sepsis -- and they're not what many clinicians might think.

Screening Tools Can Miss Sepsis in Pregnancy

November 22, 2018

A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and an elevated white blood cell count. Could this be the beginnings of sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to an infection? Or could these simply be signs of a normal pregnancy?

New Inhibitor Which Blocks Inflammation Could Also Treat Sepsis

November 18, 2018

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a new inhibitor which decreases lung inflammation and could hold the key to treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - a life-threatening disease which affects thousands of people in the UK.

Path to Sepsis Varies by Bacterial Infection

October 11, 2018

Sepsis remains a common and deadly condition that occurs when the body reacts to an infection in the bloodstream. Scientists know little about the early stages of the condition; however, physicians must act fast.

Researchers Trace the Complex and Variable Pathways to Sepsis

October 11, 2018

A major cause of human disability and death throughout the world, sepsis is a condition that begins with an infection, progresses rapidly and can set off a chain of effects that result in multiple organ failure and irreparable damage to the body.