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Experts issue new recommendations for the diagnosis & treatment of maternal sepsis
Experts in high-risk pregnancies issue new recommendations related to the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis during pregnancy and the postpartum period. (2019-04-08)
Study suggests statins can prevent sepsis in people with cardiovascular disease
Statins -- the drugs used to lower cholesterol -- may also reduce the risk of sepsis in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online today (Wednesday January 25, 2006) by The Lancet. (2006-01-24)
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)
Researchers identify cause of heart damage in sepsis patients
Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health have discovered a common cause of heart damage in patients with sepsis. (2015-07-09)
Nationwide trends for sepsis in the 21st century
Despite the increasing number of severe sepsis admissions and declining mortality rates, there are more patients being discharged to skilled nursing facilities and in-home care, which warrants increased attention. (2011-08-18)
Alterations in fatty acid synthesis linked to sepsis inflammation
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation identifies a metabolic pathway that underlies sepsis inflammation. (2015-01-09)
Rapid test to diagnose severe sepsis
A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. (2014-10-22)
Nationwide USA data shows that overweight and obese patients are less likely to die from sepsis in hospital than patients with normal weight
Data from 3.7 million hospital admissions for sepsis from 1,000 US hospitals, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, shows that patients who are overweight or obese are more likely to survive than those who are normal weight. (2018-05-24)
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)
Study aims to cut deaths from severe infection in hospital wards
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are aiming to reduce the risks posed by a life-threatening condition which affects four in ten of Scottish intensive care patients. (2006-06-07)
Research identifies potential new treatment for sepsis
Sepsis is the leading cause of in-hospital death and there is no specific treatment for it. (2013-11-14)
Does sepsis keep killing months later?
U-M researchers investigated if previous health conditions in sicker patients were driving the risk of late death after sepsis. (2016-05-23)
Unconventional antibody defends blood vessels against sepsis
An antibody that defends blood vessels against sepsis can prevent mice from succumbing to the disease, a new study shows. (2016-04-20)
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)
High volume of severe sepsis patients may result in better outcomes
A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine shows that (2014-01-17)
New computer-aided model may help predict sepsis
Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collected data to identify early symptoms of sepsis, published in CMAJ, shows promise. (2019-04-08)
Sepsis involved in high percentage of hospital deaths
An analysis that included approximately 7 million hospitalizations finds that sepsis contributed to one in every two to three deaths, and most of these patients had sepsis at admission, according to a study published by JAMA. (2014-05-18)
Erectile dysfunction drugs could protect liver from sepsis-induced damage, says Pitt team
Drugs that are on the market to treat erectile dysfunction could have another use: they might be able to protect the liver from damage caused by sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response to infection, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (2015-01-29)
From the heart
Premature and sick babies can die from bacterial infections that doctors often miss. (2001-01-16)
BUSM: Severe sepsis, new-onset AF associated with increased risk of hospital stroke, death
A recent study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows an increased risk of stroke and mortality among patients diagnosed with severe sepsis and new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) during hospitalization. (2011-11-13)
Vitamin C: A potential life-saving treatment for sepsis
Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness. (2010-11-17)
BUSM/BMC study shows decrease in sepsis mortality rates
A recent study from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center shows a significant decrease in severe sepsis mortality rates over the past 20 years. (2013-11-13)
Patients with sepsis at higher risk of stroke, heart attack after hospital discharge
Patients with sepsis are at increased risk of stroke or myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the first 4 weeks after hospital discharge, according to a large Taiwanese study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-09-10)
Review of global guidelines for sepsis needed
Experts are calling for a global review of guidelines used to diagnose sepsis, after a study found one in eight patients with infections severe enough to need admission to an Intensive Care Unit in Australia and New Zealand, did not meet current criteria. (2015-03-20)
New test to rapidly diagnose sepsis
Researchers have developed a test that can rapidly and reliably diagnose sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of bacterial infections. (2017-05-17)
Quicker detection and treatment of severe sepsis
Sepsis is the name of an infection that causes a series of reactions in the body, which in the worst case can prove fatal. (2011-05-23)
Sepsis could be underestimated in new-born babies
UK authors of a research letter in this week's issue of The Lancet suggest that the incidence of disease caused by group B streptococcal infection in babies is underestimated because the 'gold standard' methods for bacterial detection may result in falsely negative results. (2003-06-05)
Measuring sepsis incidence and trends in US hospitals using clinical data
The findings challenge the use of claims data for sepsis surveillance. (2017-09-13)
Patients with history of cancer at increased risk for acquiring and dying from sepsis
Hospitalized patients with a history of cancer are at a ten-fold increased risk of acquiring and subsequently dying from sepsis-- a severe immune response to an infection--compared to hospitalized patients without cancer. (2006-06-13)
Doctors to treat septic patients with hypothermia
Mild hypothermia can reduce the effects of sepsis on oxygen transport around the body and may be a valuable tool in the treatment of human sepsis patients. (2010-06-30)
Sepsis a leading cause of death in US hospitals but many deaths may not be preventable
A research team at Brigham and Women's Hospital has comprehensively reviewed the characteristics and clinical management of patients who died with sepsis. (2019-03-11)
Novel research lays the groundwork for new therapies against sepsis
Sepsis represents a serious complication of infection and is one of the leading causes of death and critical illness worldwide due in part to the lack of effective therapies. (2016-04-08)
Delirium, muscle weakness among overlooked symptoms of sepsis
Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis often are overlooked and poorly understood, according to a study published in the journal Current Neurology and Neurosciences Reports. (2016-02-15)
Scientists found means to inhibit capillary leakage in sepsis
Leakage from the blood capillaries is a key mechanism leading to septic shock and multiorgan failure, which affect millions of patients annually worldwide. (2018-06-25)
Hospital readmissions following severe sepsis often preventable
In an analysis of about 2,600 hospitalizations for severe sepsis, readmissions within 90 days were common, and approximately 40 percent occurred for diagnoses that could potentially be prevented or treated early to avoid hospitalization, according to a study in the March 10 issue of JAMA. (2015-03-10)
Obesity paradox in survival from sepsis
Obesity usually leads to worse health outcomes, but study shows extra weight increases chances of surviving sepsis. (2014-08-05)
Simple measures cut sepsis deaths nearly in half
Sepsis, also called blood poisoning, is a common affliction that can affect people of all ages. (2016-08-31)
Study examines sepsis and septic shock after surgery
Sepsis and septic shock appear to be more common than heart attacks or pulmonary blood clots among patients having general surgery, and the death rate for patients with septic shock is approximately 34 percent within 30 days of operation, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-07-19)
Readmissions in severe sepsis are as common as those in heart failure and pneumonia
Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalization along the lines of nationally recognized outcome measures and more commonly discussed conditions such as heart failure and pneumonia, said Darya Rudym, M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, lead author of a study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2015-05-18)
Mayo Clinic researchers challenge sepsis theory
A Mayo Clinic research team has challenged the accepted theory on the cause of sepsis -- a condition in which the body's cells generate fever, shock and often death. (2006-02-07)
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