Sepsis

Small Protein, Big Impact: Proq Found To Aid In Dna Repair

Meningococci are bacteria that can cause life-threatening meningitis and sepsis. These pathogens use a small protein with a large impact: The RNA-binding protein ProQ is involved in the activation of more than 250 bacterial genes.
Related topics: Proteins, DNA, Genetics, Bacteria, Meningitis

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What’s Worse Than A Doctor Getting Cancer Behind Prison Walls? Try Covid.

He could hear the football game playing on a radio outside his room, so he knew someone was there, and he knew he was dying.  He screamed and screamed as the paralysis from what he was sure was sepsis took over more and more of his body. No one...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Paralysis

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A Physician’s Personal Experience With Sepsis And Ventilator Support

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world, and all of its citizens, around, never to be the same again. As an ICU and ventilator survivor, I focus on the drama of the patient’s room, and the reality of what is truly a tragic experience....

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Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: “the Cure That Time Forgot”

In the wake of coronavirus-caused sepsis and drug resistant bacteria, perhaps it is time to reconsider using treatments once used decades ago.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Milestone For The Early Detection Of Sepsis

Researchers are developing a ground-breaking method that uses biomarkers to detect sepsis 2 to 3 days before the first clinical symptoms appear. This can significantly increase the chances of survival in cases of blood poisoning by bacteria or fungi.
Related topics: Medical Research, Poisoning, Bacteria

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'my 600-lb Life' Star James King Dead At 49

James King, a fan favorite from "My 600-lb Life," died in a Nashville hospital ... according to his family. James passed away on Friday after several different past battles with his health, including sepsis and cirrhosis of the liver. He last…
Related topics: Cirrhosis

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First Study Identifies Risk Factors Associated With Death In Adults Hospitalized With New...

Being of an older age, showing signs of sepsis, and having blood clotting issues when admitted to hospital are key risk factors associated with higher risk of death from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a new observational study of 191...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Spotting Which Hospital Patients With Coronavirus Face Greatest Death Risk

MONDAY, March 9, 2020 -- If you wind up in the hospital with coronavirus, what might raise your chances of dying from the disease? A new study offers some answers: being older; showing signs of sepsis; and having blood-clotting issues. To come to...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sepsis: Using Big Data To Cut A Killer Down To Size

Sepsis causes nearly 270,000 deaths in the United States each year. Find out how big data approaches are helping clinicians catch it sooner, treat it better, and help survivors cope with long-term effects.

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Surviving Sepsis Campaign Offers Guidance In Pediatrics

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- The Surviving Sepsis Campaign is expanding its focus to include children, with its first evidence-based guidelines for managing sepsis- and septic shock-related organ dysfunction in pediatric populations. Sepsis...

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Sepsis Research, Guidelines Highlight Sccm 49th Congress

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Practice-changing research in the treatment of sepsis and septic shock, and the presentation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign's first-ever pediatric sepsis guidelines, will be among the highlights of the 49th...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sepsis Hysteria: The Emotionally Charged Debate

Dr Alok Patel discusses the debate surrounding the so-called sepsis hysteria. Medscape Hospital Medicine
Related topics: Debate

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Sepsis Kills 1 In 5 Globally, Double Previous Estimate

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to an analysis published on Jan. 16 in The Lancet and announced at the Critical Care Reviews annual meeting in Belfast. Among them are a...
Related topics: The Lancet

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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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Jama Editorial Helps Set Record Straight On Unproven Sepsis Therapy

The Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an important study about sepsis with an accompanying editorial by a University of Nebraska Medical Center expert. The study and editorial sets the record straight...
Related topics: Medical 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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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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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