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Sepsis is a life-threatening illness. Your body's response to a bacterial infection usually causes it. Your immune system goes into overdrive, overwhelming normal processes in your blood. The result is that small blood clots form, blocking blood flow to vital organs. This can lead to organ failure. Babies, old people and those with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sepsis. But even healthy people can become deathly ill from it. A quick diagnosis can be crucial, because one third of people who get sepsis die from it. Sepsis is usually treated in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU). IV antibiotics and fluids may be given to try to knock out the infection and to keep blood pressure from dropping too low. Patients may also need respirators to help them breathe.
Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Machine-learning algorithm may help identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis

Machine-learning algorithm may help identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis

Overcrowded emergency rooms may delay sepsis treatment, study reveals

Overcrowded emergency rooms may delay sepsis treatment, study reveals

Rapid treatment with protocols could benefit sepsis patients

Rapid treatment with protocols could benefit sepsis patients

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

DNAe’s article on semiconductor DNA analysis technology placed in Scientific Reports’ top 100 read list for 2016

Novel device can reduce contamination of blood cultures, study finds

Novel device can reduce contamination of blood cultures, study finds

Researchers develop new test for rapid and reliable diagnosis of sepsis

Researchers develop new test for rapid and reliable diagnosis of sepsis

WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causes

WHO finds 1.2 million adolescent deaths annually, mostly from preventable causes

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes

New report reveals that 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes

New study uncovers medical diagnoses that may elevate person's risk of developing AKI

New study uncovers medical diagnoses that may elevate person's risk of developing AKI

EKF Diagnostics expands the distribution of its Procalcitonin LiquiColor® Test into Eastern Europe, Middle East and APAC regions

EKF Diagnostics expands the distribution of its Procalcitonin LiquiColor® Test into Eastern Europe, Middle East and APAC regions

Philips expands next generation EMR solution into European market

Philips expands next generation EMR solution into European market

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Researchers use novel phage therapy to treat patient infected with multidrug-resistant bacterium

Researchers use novel phage therapy to treat patient infected with multidrug-resistant bacterium

Engineered nanosponges can reduce severity of infections caused by group A Streptococcus

Engineered nanosponges can reduce severity of infections caused by group A Streptococcus

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments