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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.
Discovery opens new doors to developing vaccines for preventing staph skin infections

Discovery opens new doors to developing vaccines for preventing staph skin infections

Elevated levels of chlorinated lipids linked to lung injury and death in sepsis patients

Elevated levels of chlorinated lipids linked to lung injury and death in sepsis patients

Scientists develop rapid test for early diagnosis of heart attack and to identify sepsis

Scientists develop rapid test for early diagnosis of heart attack and to identify sepsis

Changes in bacterial environment may predict risk of preterm birth

Changes in bacterial environment may predict risk of preterm birth

Diabetes patients more prone to serious infections, research shows

Diabetes patients more prone to serious infections, research shows

Mechanical ISDD and staff education lead to decrease in contaminated blood cultures

Mechanical ISDD and staff education lead to decrease in contaminated blood cultures

Changes in vaginal bacteria associated with premature births

Changes in vaginal bacteria associated with premature births

Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vessels

Adrenomedullin could serve as biomarker, therapeutic target in disorders caused by leaky blood vessels

Macrophage nanosponges offer promising solution for effectively managing sepsis

Macrophage nanosponges offer promising solution for effectively managing sepsis

New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and care

New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and care

Review calls for improvement in post-hospital recovery care for sepsis survivors

Review calls for improvement in post-hospital recovery care for sepsis survivors

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Medicare penalizes group of 751 hospitals for patient injuries

Medicare penalizes group of 751 hospitals for patient injuries

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Tailor-made protein combats several kinds of pathogenic bacteria

Tailor-made protein combats several kinds of pathogenic bacteria

In era of increased competition, hospitals fret over ratings

In era of increased competition, hospitals fret over ratings

The Valley Hospital uses novel mobile app to enhance pre-hospital emergency care

The Valley Hospital uses novel mobile app to enhance pre-hospital emergency care

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future