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Smart technology to help diagnose sepsis in children in Canada
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). (2018-09-10)
Novel device and staff education lead to lower blood culture contamination rates
A Medical University of South Carolina study found that use of a mechanical initial specimen diversion device (ISDD®) and staff education led to a nearly four-fold decrease in contaminated blood cultures that was sustained over 20 months. (2018-01-24)
Case Western Reserve researchers cure drug-resistant infections without antibiotics
Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. (2018-10-17)
'Pulling' bacteria out of blood
Magnets instead of antibiotics could provide a possible new treatment method for blood infection. (2016-12-07)
Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections
It's a leading cause of death, but no one knows for sure how and why it happens. (2008-11-10)
Staphylococcus aureus: A new mechanism involved in virulence and antibiotic resistance
An Institut Pasteur-CNRS research team has characterized a Staphylococcus aureus gene involved in virulence, biofilm formation and resistance to certain antibiotics. (2018-03-23)
Leaders in obstetric care gather to identify quality measures for high-risk pregnancies
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine convened a workshop with other national leaders in obstetric care entitled, 'The Quality Measures in High-Risk Pregnancies Workshop.' A summary of the event has been published in the October issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2017-10-10)
Immune system simulation shows need for multi-target treatments for sepsis
Using a computational model of the human immune system, scientists have shown that efforts to combat sepsis might be more effective if they targeted multiple steps in the molecular processes that drive the illness. (2018-02-15)
Vitamin D may be simple treatment to enhance burn healing
Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. (2017-11-05)
Measuring neutrophil motility could lead to accurate sepsis diagnosis
Microfluidic device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may help solve a significant and persistent challenge in medicine -- diagnosing the life-threatening complication of sepsis. (2018-03-19)
Chlorinated lipids predict lung injury and death in sepsis patients
Researchers studied blood samples taken from patients diagnosed with sepsis and found that elevated chlorinated lipids predicted whether a patient would go on to suffer acute respiratory distress symptom (ARDS) and die within 30 days from a lung injury. (2018-01-31)
A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmed
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. (2018-02-27)
Sugars in some breast milk could help protect babies from group B strep
Group B strep bacteria remain the leading cause of severe infections in newborns worldwide. (2017-08-20)
Gut microbes protect against sepsis: Mouse study
Sepsis occurs when the body's response to the spread of bacteria or toxins to the bloodstream damages tissues and organs. (2018-02-22)
Multiple types of delirium in the ICU indicate high risk for long-term cognitive decline
Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are more likely to have long-term cognitive impairment one year after discharge from the hospital. (2018-02-26)
New way to fight sepsis: Rev up patients' immune systems
Sepsis causes about 250,000 deaths annually in the United States. (2018-03-08)
Death rate 70 percent lower at top-rated hospitals: HealthGrades annual hospital quality study
Patients have on average a 70 percent lower chance of dying at the nation's top-rated hospitals compared with the lowest-rated hospitals across 17 procedures and conditions analyzed in the eleventh annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. (2008-10-14)
Researchers identify key protein involved in triggering inflammation
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a protein that is crucial for activating inflammation -- both the good kind of inflammation that leads to healing wounds and fighting infection, as well as excessive inflammation where the immune system can damage tissues and organs. (2018-06-27)
Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants
New research from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine is helping physicians unravel the cause of a deadly and mysterious bowel disease that strikes medically fragile newborn babies. (2009-04-27)
Want to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs? Rethink that strep throat remedy
Antibiotics could become nearly useless by mid-century against intense infections due to bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance. (2017-12-28)
Stronger, able older adults have better outcomes when hospitalized with critical illnesses
Until now, the role of strength before hospitalization has not been well-studied. (2018-01-16)
Seven-day antibiotic course delivers similar outcomes to 14-days for Gram-negative bacteraemia
A seven-day course of antibiotic treatment for Gram-negative bacteraemia (GNB), a serious infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream, was shown to offer similar patient outcomes as a 14-day course, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). (2018-04-21)
Screening tools can miss sepsis in pregnancy; study urges action
A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and an elevated white blood cell count. (2018-11-21)
Microscopic revelations point to new blood infection therapies
Researchers at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have for the first time been able to observe -- live and in real-time -- how the human body responds to often lethal fungal blood infections in the lung. (2018-04-04)
Researchers identify hormone for treating sepsis
A research team led by a biomedical scientist at UC Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the body's extreme and uncontrolled immune response to an infection. (2017-11-13)
When sepsis patients face brain impairment, is gut bacteria to blame?
Halting the voyage of gut bacteria to the brain could help prevent harmful brain inflammation after a sepsis infection, a new study shows. (2018-03-07)
Call for improvement in post-sepsis outcomes
Despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments, prompting University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical scientists to develop thorough recommendations for post-hospital recovery care and future clinical trials. (2018-01-02)
Immunocompromised patients with sepsis may face higher mortality at hospitals treating small numbers
Immunosuppressed patients with sepsis appear more likely to die if they are treated in a hospital caring for a relatively small number of these patients, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-06-01)
Genetic variation shown in patients with severe vascular complications of infection
Major infections such as influenza and bacterial sepsis kill millions of people each year, often resulting from dangerous complications that impair the body's blood vessels. (2016-02-15)
Study: Biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoring
One measurement of key biomarkers in blood that characterize sepsis can give physicians as much information as hours of monitoring symptoms, a new study found. (2017-09-07)
Fungi cause brain infection and impair memory in mice
Researchers report that the fungus Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary mild memory impairments in mice. (2019-01-04)
Rapid genetic testing can prevent hearing loss in newborns treated for sepsis
More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis. (2018-06-14)
Group B streptococcus test for pregnant women: advantage of universal screening unclear
Informative studies are still lacking for the comparison with the currently used risk-based strategy. (2019-02-05)
Queen's researchers make killer superbug breakthrough
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with the University of Vienna have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defences. (2017-11-14)
Ultraviolet air sterilizer reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients
An ultraviolet air sterilizer reduces sepsis and mortality in cardiac surgery patients, according to research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016. (2016-10-16)
Temple researchers help uncover mechanism behind heart failure and mortality in sepsis
Of the nearly 1 million people in the US who are affected by sepsis annually, almost one-fifth die. (2017-09-07)
New study: Sepsis care initiatives may lead to higher C. difficile infection rates, antibiotic resis
Healthcare experts have long known the benefits of integrated sepsis care programs, yet less information has been published on potential unintended consequences of these programs. (2017-10-03)
Recognize sepsis as a separate cause of illness and death
Sepsis should be recognized as a separate cause of illness and death around the world. (2017-01-09)
Drug may quell deadly immune response when trauma spills the contents of our cells' powerhouses
When trauma spills the contents of our cell powerhouses, it can evoke a potentially deadly immune response much like a severe bacterial infection. (2018-06-11)
Premature births linked to changes in mother's bacteria
Changes to the communities of microbes living in the reproductive tract of pregnant women could help to spot those at risk of giving birth prematurely. (2018-01-23)
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