Machine Learning May Help in Early Identification of Severe Sepsis

May 24, 2017

A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Sepsis is an extreme systemic response to infection, which can be life-threatening in its advanced stages of severe sepsis and septic shock, if left untreated.

Faster is Better in Sepsis Care

May 22, 2017

Following the widely publicized death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton from undiagnosed sepsis in 2012, New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow a protocol to quickly identify and treat the condition.

KAIST Team Identifies the Novel Molecular Signal for Triggering Septic Shock

May 4, 2017

Professor Seyun Kim's team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) reported the mechanism by which cellular signaling transduction network is exquisitely controlled in mediating innate immune response such as sepsis by the enzyme IPMK (Inositol polyphosphate multikinase) essential for inositol biosynthesis metabolism.

Study Highlights Risks of Sepsis

March 20, 2017

A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition.

NSAIDs Could Help Treat Sepsis, Study Suggests

February 23, 2017

A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new University of Colorado Boulder study suggests.