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Unknowing Choice for Sepsis Treatment


Sepsis, an extreme immune response to infection, has no specific treatment and is a leading cause of hospital…
Pediatric Sepsis Cases 12 Times Costlier than Other Childhood Hospitalizations

August 30, 2019

When a child’s immune system responds to an infection, it can sometimes cause damage to vital organs –…
Single Enzyme Helps Drive Inflammation in Mice, Provides Target for New Sepsis Drugs

August 16, 2019

Sepsis occurs when the body goes overboard in its attempt to fight off an infection. Immune cells rush…
Study: Inflammation Persists in Sepsis Survivors

August 9, 2019

One out of four sepsis patients who survive their hospital stay have elevated levels of inflammation a year…
Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

July 24, 2019

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause…
Genes linked to death from sepsis ID’d in mice

July 24, 2019

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune response to infection spirals out of control.…
Sepsis kills more people than cancer, but what roles do genes play?

March 28, 2019

Sepsis is a condition when the immune system reacts to infection and causes further injury to body‘s own…
Research collaboration seeks to address deaths in newborns from sepsis

December 19, 2018

The University of Liverpool has signed a collaborative research agreement with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) in…
Playing video games may help researchers find personalized medical treatment for sepsis

December 19, 2018

A deep learning approach originally designed to teach computers how to play video games better than humans could…
Screening Tools Can Miss Sepsis in Pregnancy; Study Urges Action

November 23, 2018

A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and…
Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

November 7, 2018

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a predictive model that could guide clinicians in…
Sepsis: Tracking a Killer

October 13, 2018

A major cause of human disability and death throughout the world, sepsis is a condition that begins with…
Rates of Sepsis have been hugely underestimated, according to a new study

September 24, 2018

The number of people with sepsis in Australian intensive care units (ICUs) is 50% higher than previously reported. The…
Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis In Check

January 5, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely…
Scientists gearing up for a major advancement, which would allow regulating capillary permeability

December 8, 2017

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is still a huge public health problem. In some cases people lose…
Researchers Identify Hormone for Treating Sepsis

November 15, 2017

A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered that the…
Study: Biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoring

September 8, 2017

Sepsis is a deadly and quick-moving medical condition, but its presence can be betrayed early on by the…
Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of blood

July 3, 2017

A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of…
Misdiagnosed ‘sepsis’ now a global health priority for World Health Organization

May 29, 2017

Sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases has been established as a global priority by the…
Common drugs similar to ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests

February 28, 2017

A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…
Factor isolated from babies’ cord blood could treat harmful inlammation, sepsis

September 8, 2016

A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing a new therapy to fight…
Angle of Attack

July 11, 2016

Bacterial infections that don’t respond to antibiotics are of rising concern, as is sepsis: the immune system’s last-ditch,…
How to diagnose systemic infections much more quickly and reliably

June 14, 2016

To date, there are no methods that can quickly and accurately detect pathogens in blood to allow the…
Protein discovery could be key to preventing heart complications of sepsis

February 2, 2016

Proteins in the blood called histones, which are released from damaged tissues during sepsis, can cause life-threatening heart…
Sepsis: Cell therapy to repair muscle long-term impairment

December 15, 2015

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Paris Descartes University, Sainte-Anne Hospital and the CNRS have recently published a paper…
How proteins age

October 19, 2015

UCSB researchers and colleagues discover a mechanism that regulates the aging and abundance of secreted proteins Physiological processes…
Computer algorithm can forecast patients’ deadly sepsis

August 13, 2015

For a patient with sepsis—which kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast and prostate cancer combined—hours…
Researchers identify cause of heart damage in sepsis patients

July 8, 2015

Researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH) have discovered a common cause…
Gut check: Does a hospital stay set patients up for sepsis by disrupting the body’s microbiome?

June 3, 2015

Can a routine hospital stay upset the balance of microbes in our bodies so much that it sets…
Stopping the revolving door: Study finds sepsis survivors return to hospital for preventable reasons

March 11, 2015

They’re alive thanks to the most advanced care modern hospitals can provide. But for survivors of sepsis, the…
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