Sepsis

Portable Device Helps Doctors Diagnose Sepsis Faster

Researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis. It could be used by ambulances and hospitals to improve the triage process and save lives.
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1 In 5 Deaths Caused By A Disease You've Never Heard Of

One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, according to new research.
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I'm A Mom Who Nearly Died Of Sepsis Because I Didn’t ‘have Time To Be Sick’

"I had a birthday cake to bake and Easter baskets to build. I had responsibilities and deadlines. I didn’t have time for this."

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Finding A New Way To Fight Late-stage Sepsis

Researchers have developed a way to prop up a struggling immune system to enable its fight against sepsis, a deadly condition resulting from the body’s extreme reaction to infection. The scientists used nanotechnology to transform donated healthy...
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Improvements In Vaccines Against Meningitis

New research could lead to an improved vaccine to protect against the bacterium, Neisseria meningitides that causes sepsis and meningitis.
Related topics: Vaccines, Meningitis, Medical Research

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Long-term Diabetes Control Affects Trauma Outcomes, Reports Study In Shock(r)

In trauma patients with diabetes, poorer long-term control of blood glucose levels is linked to a higher risk of death and trauma-related complications, reports a study in SHOCK(r): Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Model Probes Possible Treatments For Neonatal Infection, A Common Cause Of Infant Death

In a new model for neonatal late-onset sepsis, or LOS, researchers show that disrupting the normal maturation of gut microbes can make newborn mouse pups highly susceptible to LOS. Giving the pups specific protective bacteria before a challenge with...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Sepsis Survivors Require Follow-up Support

Survivors of sepsis -- a life-threatening response to an infection -- have expressed a need for advocacy and follow-up support, according to a new study.
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Medical News Today: New Blood Test Marks Progress In Battle Against Sepsis

A new blood test that groups sepsis patients into those at low, medium, and high risk of death could save lives by enabling earlier precision treatment.
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Prognostic Biomarker Test Identifies High-risk Sepsis In Kids

A rapid blood assay accurately classifies risk according to severity and suggests higher-dose antibiotics should be an early option for patients with severe sepsis whose outlook is poor, new data show. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Blood Test, Antibiotics

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Medical News Today: New Therapeutic Approach May Improve Outcomes In Sepsis And Stroke

An innovative method that researchers have tested in mouse models could help fight harmful inflammatory responses triggered by sepsis and stroke.
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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The Week That Wasn't: Birth Control Patch, Only-child Obesity, Cat Scratch Sepsis

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Obesity

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Early Infectious Diseases Consult May Lower Sepsis Mortality

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- Early infectious diseases (ID) consultation is associated with a reduction in in-hospital mortality for patients receiving a severe sepsis and septic shock (SS/SS) treatment bundle, according to a study published online...
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For Patients With Sepsis, An Infectious Disease Expert May Reduce The Risk Of Death

When people with severe sepsis, an extreme overreaction by the body to a serious infection, come to the emergency room (ER), they require timely, expert care to prevent organ failure and even death. When that care includes the early involvement of...

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Gut Microbiome Is Altered By Burns, Affected By Fluid Resuscitation: New Evidence In Shock(r)

Major burns lead to changes in the gastrointestinal tract bacteria, and these alterations of the gut microbiome are influenced by resuscitation with intravenous (IV) fluids, according to animal studies reported in SHOCK(r): Injury, Inflammation, and...
Related topics: Microbiome, Bacteria

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Studies Highlight Icu 'obesity Paradox'

(MedPage Today) -- Mortality rate lower in obese patients with sepsis, leukemia patients
Related topics: Obesity, Leukemia

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Stress Disorders Linked To Life-threatening Infections

PTSD or other stress-related conditions are tied to an increased risk of life-threatening infection, including sepsis, endocarditis, and meningitis, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Stress, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Meningitis, Medical Research

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Mom Shares 4-year-old Son's 'mild Rash' Was Actually Sepsis And Nearly Killed Him

Post by theAsianparent .com. A mom has shared how her happy and healthy 4-year-old son got infected with a deadly infection -- sepsis. The incident highlights the dangers of sepsis in children, and with her post, this mom hopes that more people...

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Does Vitamin C In Sepsis Live Up To The Hype?

An observational study of the effect of vitamin C on sepsis has been called 'too good to be true.' Now we have results from a randomized controlled trial. Does it live up to the hype? Medscape
Related topics: Vitamins, Vitamin C, Medical Research

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No Benefit Found For High-dose Vitamin C Infusions In Sepsis, Ards

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Compared with placebo, intravenous infusion of high-dose vitamin C does not improve organ dysfunction or alter markers of inflammation or vascular injury among patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome...
Related topics: Vitamins, Vitamin C, Placebo, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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