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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.
Study explains why several clinical trials of treatments for sepsis have been failed

Study explains why several clinical trials of treatments for sepsis have been failed

Prophylactic antibiotics could halve infection rates after childbirth

Prophylactic antibiotics could halve infection rates after childbirth

Sepsis Alliance launches Maternal Sepsis Day to raise awareness and save lives

Sepsis Alliance launches Maternal Sepsis Day to raise awareness and save lives

Researchers discover biochemical agent responsible for blood pressure drop in sepsis

Researchers discover biochemical agent responsible for blood pressure drop in sepsis

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

First milk expression within 8 hours related to lactation success for very low-birth-weight infants

New research defines the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis

New research defines the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis

KAIST research team finds cause of sepsis-induced lung injury

KAIST research team finds cause of sepsis-induced lung injury

Transplanting fecal microbiota may be the best treatment for antibiotic-resistant C. diff infection

Transplanting fecal microbiota may be the best treatment for antibiotic-resistant C. diff infection

Vascular surgery after firearm injury linked with higher morbidity and mortality

Vascular surgery after firearm injury linked with higher morbidity and mortality

New sepsis detector uses photonics to make accurate diagnosis in less than thirty minutes

New sepsis detector uses photonics to make accurate diagnosis in less than thirty minutes

Marking the start of Pediatric Sepsis Week

Marking the start of Pediatric Sepsis Week

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

Travelers staying in a hotel linked with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria

Travelers staying in a hotel linked with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers identify alternative treatment for bacterial meningitis

Researchers identify alternative treatment for bacterial meningitis

SMFM releases new recommendations related to diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

SMFM releases new recommendations related to diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

New computer-aided model could help identify early symptoms of sepsis

New computer-aided model could help identify early symptoms of sepsis