New research conducted at Portland State University suggests that the Western diet may increase the risk of severe sepsis and mortality from the infection. hurricanehank | Shutterstock The Western diet, which is the most prevalent diet in westernized countries, is characterized by the consumption of foods that are low in fiber and high in fat […]Continue Reading ...
Evolution of signaling molecules opens door to new sepsis therapy approaches Small infections can be fatal: Millions of people die each year from sepsis, an overreaction of the immune system. A new immune signaling molecule, designed by a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), now provides the basis for potential new approaches […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Fan is senior author on the Inflammation article and an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MUSC who studies vascular dysfunction in sepsis. Dr. Jones Buie, a postdoctoral fellow at MUSC, was the first author on the Inflammation article. Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina One in […]Continue Reading ...
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. Researchers at the […]Continue Reading ...
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? Maternal sepsis, which occurs during pregnancy or postpartum, […]Continue Reading ...
A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning test for the serious condition sepsis in patients attending emergency departments with suspected infection. Dr Manu Shankar-Hari, Reader and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine from the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology, […]Continue Reading ...
It’s About TIME: Raising Awareness of Sepsis Dr. Steven Simpson An interview with Dr. Steven Simpson, MD, discussing the importance of raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and how Sepsis Alliance is helping to reduce the number of deaths caused by sepsis in the USA.Continue Reading ...
MilliDrop, which designs and develops cell culture solutions based on millifluidics technology for bacteriological research and diagnosis purposes, announces it has been awarded €1.9 million in non-dilutive financing from Bpifrance to accelerate the development of its blood infection diagnosis system for sepsis. Millidrop receives this funding as a laureate of the “Concours d’Innovation” (Innovation Challenge) […]Continue Reading ...
Sepsis is a life-threatening systemic inflammatory condition that develops in response to infection. One of its major complications is cardiovascular dysfunction, in which deterioration of the heart muscle, driven by decreased energy production resulting from reduced oxygen and nutrient supplies, frequently ends in organ failure. Now, in a new study published online in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation — Australasia (EMF) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the study will help clinicians better understand how patients in Australia and New Zealand are currently managed and could lead to […]Continue Reading ...
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. Sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection, is one of the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in deciding when to give potentially life-saving drugs to patients being treated for sepsis in the emergency room. Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of admission, and one of the most common causes of death, in […]Continue Reading ...
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences of NIH has awarded a Small Business Innovative Research grant to Allele Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals to develop new single-domain nanoantibody (nAb) therapies for the treatment of sepsis. Sepsis and septic shock are among the leading causes of death in intensive care units (ICUs). The global incidence of sepsis […]Continue Reading ...
A new survey has revealed that, although awareness of sepsis is increasing in the US, there are still very few people who are able to recognize the symptoms of sepsis or understand the importance of seeking urgent medical attention. Image Credit: Syda Productions / Shutterstock Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection that develops […]Continue Reading ...
Smart technology and artificial intelligence could be used to improve detection of sepsis in children in Canada, write authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Canadian physicians do not often encounter children with sepsis, because pediatric sepsis in Canada is uncommon, unlike in developing countries. However, several recent deaths highlight the need […]Continue Reading ...
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