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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.
Unique 'Golden Hour' study details ultra-early immune response to trauma

Unique 'Golden Hour' study details ultra-early immune response to trauma

Eight year old successfully receives double hand transplant

Eight year old successfully receives double hand transplant

Novel approach could offer hope in treatment of inflammatory conditions

Novel approach could offer hope in treatment of inflammatory conditions

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Illegal diversion of opioids linked to cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteria

Illegal diversion of opioids linked to cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteria

Zirconia-doped ceria nanoparticles can act as effective antioxidants in sepsis treatment

Zirconia-doped ceria nanoparticles can act as effective antioxidants in sepsis treatment

New single probe method provides PCR-free detection of microRNA linked to liver toxicity

New single probe method provides PCR-free detection of microRNA linked to liver toxicity

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

New portable device can quickly find markers of sepsis from single drop of blood

New portable device can quickly find markers of sepsis from single drop of blood

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

New study aims to tackle antibiotic resistance in sepsis patients

New study aims to tackle antibiotic resistance in sepsis patients

Drug cocktail may be effective in preventing progressive organ dysfunction, deaths from sepsis

Drug cocktail may be effective in preventing progressive organ dysfunction, deaths from sepsis

Antibiotic resistance: a healthcare emergency?

Antibiotic resistance: a healthcare emergency?

The new war on sepsis

The new war on sepsis

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

New research could help mitigate effects of radiation therapy

New research could help mitigate effects of radiation therapy

Sterilization and cleaning methods leave residual contamination on ureteroscopes

Sterilization and cleaning methods leave residual contamination on ureteroscopes

New diagnostic test uses machine learning to accurately detect aggressive prostate cancer

New diagnostic test uses machine learning to accurately detect aggressive prostate cancer