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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Angiopoietin-2 is a crucial determinant of COVID-19 prognosis, study finds

Angiopoietin-2 is a crucial determinant of COVID-19 prognosis, study finds

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

Researchers identify the missing link between intestinal disease and brain injury in premature infants

Researchers identify the missing link between intestinal disease and brain injury in premature infants

Sugar-binding protein could promote inflammation and worsen sepsis

Sugar-binding protein could promote inflammation and worsen sepsis

FDA authorizes first device to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis

FDA authorizes first device to treat patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis

New project to develop a platform for monitoring microvascular health of COVID-19 patients

New project to develop a platform for monitoring microvascular health of COVID-19 patients

A real-time platform for monitoring microvascular health of COVID-19 patients in ICUs

A real-time platform for monitoring microvascular health of COVID-19 patients in ICUs

Higher COVID-19 mortality among certain groups in Colombia linked to structural inequalities

Higher COVID-19 mortality among certain groups in Colombia linked to structural inequalities

Project explores how carers recognize and manage health deterioration in people with learning disabilities, autism

Project explores how carers recognize and manage health deterioration in people with learning disabilities, autism

Study: Better hospital nurse staffing reduces sepsis deaths

Study: Better hospital nurse staffing reduces sepsis deaths

Researchers focus on preventing infections caused by carbapenemase-producing bacteria

Researchers focus on preventing infections caused by carbapenemase-producing bacteria

Scientists identify new Salmonella proteins

Scientists identify new Salmonella proteins

Study: COVID-19 patients have greater risk of health problems, mortality than those with flu

Study: COVID-19 patients have greater risk of health problems, mortality than those with flu

Study: First week and a half after leaving hospital may be dangerous for COVID-19 patients

Study: First week and a half after leaving hospital may be dangerous for COVID-19 patients

Study: Lack of water puts health care workers and patients at higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Study: Lack of water puts health care workers and patients at higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report

Severe cortical damage associated with COVID-19 case report

Study confirms most common complications associated with COVID-19

Study confirms most common complications associated with COVID-19

Lung, kidney and cardiovascular issues are confirmed as complications of COVID-19

Lung, kidney and cardiovascular issues are confirmed as complications of COVID-19

Mysterious particle found in the blood of people with sepsis

Mysterious particle found in the blood of people with sepsis

Scientists develop new technique to measure tissue oxygen levels

Scientists develop new technique to measure tissue oxygen levels