Sepsis

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.

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LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

Simple online tool predicts rehospitalization and death risks for sepsis survivors

Simple online tool predicts rehospitalization and death risks for sepsis survivors

Earlier treatment with steroids reduces adverse outcomes in patients with septic shock

Earlier treatment with steroids reduces adverse outcomes in patients with septic shock

Study shows role of pathogens in shaping human evolution

Study shows role of pathogens in shaping human evolution

Risk stratification tool for COVID-19 patients developed

Risk stratification tool for COVID-19 patients developed

Radiometer helps increase sepsis awareness as sponsor of Global Sepsis Alliance

Radiometer helps increase sepsis awareness as sponsor of Global Sepsis Alliance

COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to child and maternal health services, show surveys

COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to child and maternal health services, show surveys

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma could be an effective treatment for children with COVID-19

Study addresses the role of macrophage activation syndrome in COVID-19

Study addresses the role of macrophage activation syndrome in COVID-19

CRISPR-based system suppresses genes related to AAV antibody production

CRISPR-based system suppresses genes related to AAV antibody production

New method offers hope to patients in critical need of kidney transplant

New method offers hope to patients in critical need of kidney transplant

Study identifies effective treatment for severe COVID-19 patients

Study identifies effective treatment for severe COVID-19 patients

IL-6 signaling blockade can alleviate severe COVID-19

IL-6 signaling blockade can alleviate severe COVID-19

Patient monitoring systems show inconsistent effects on sepsis outcomes

Patient monitoring systems show inconsistent effects on sepsis outcomes

Study: Fewer types of fungi in the lungs are associated with increased severity of disease in ARDS patients

Study: Fewer types of fungi in the lungs are associated with increased severity of disease in ARDS patients

AnteoTech's COVID-19 antigen and Flu A&B test detects SARS-Cov-2, influenza in less than 15 minutes

AnteoTech's COVID-19 antigen and Flu A&B test detects SARS-Cov-2, influenza in less than 15 minutes

Historic study that evidenced the benefits of anti-COVID steroids could have saved lives

Historic study that evidenced the benefits of anti-COVID steroids could have saved lives

Acupuncture can tame cytokine storm in mice with systemic inflammation

Acupuncture can tame cytokine storm in mice with systemic inflammation

Researchers develop skin-friendly, antimicrobial wound dressing

Researchers develop skin-friendly, antimicrobial wound dressing

COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, Massey scientist says

COVID-19 should be treated as an acute inflammatory disease, Massey scientist says