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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Federal policy to improve outcomes in sepsis patients was mostly ineffective

Federal policy to improve outcomes in sepsis patients was mostly ineffective

Global scarcity of novel antibiotics drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance

Global scarcity of novel antibiotics drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

INRS professor receives CIHR funding for research on nasopharyngeal bacteria

INRS professor receives CIHR funding for research on nasopharyngeal bacteria

Medical EdTech specialist, Continulus forms partnership with the Australian Sepsis Network

Medical EdTech specialist, Continulus forms partnership with the Australian Sepsis Network

High antibody and inflammatory mediator levels may predict severe COVID-19

High antibody and inflammatory mediator levels may predict severe COVID-19

Leaky gut and microbial dysbiosis could contribute to cytokine storm in severely ill COVID-19 cases

Leaky gut and microbial dysbiosis could contribute to cytokine storm in severely ill COVID-19 cases

Chronic cannabis use associated with higher complication rates after spine surgery

Chronic cannabis use associated with higher complication rates after spine surgery

Scientists discover how Streptococcus pyogenes can obtain nutrition from the skin surface

Scientists discover how Streptococcus pyogenes can obtain nutrition from the skin surface

Apes mount a much stronger early immune response compared to African and Asian monkeys

Apes mount a much stronger early immune response compared to African and Asian monkeys

Corticosteroid therapy in pregnant women with COVID-19

Corticosteroid therapy in pregnant women with COVID-19

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Scientists review current knowledge of the role of calcium-sensing receptor in immune cells

Repurposed heart and flu drugs that protect platelets improve survival of septic mice

Repurposed heart and flu drugs that protect platelets improve survival of septic mice

FDA authorizes first machine learning-based COVID-19 non-diagnostic screening device

FDA authorizes first machine learning-based COVID-19 non-diagnostic screening device

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of stroke, finds study

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of stroke, finds study

Researchers find stark disparities in COVID-19 outcomes

Researchers find stark disparities in COVID-19 outcomes

Molecule produced by the immune system can reduce potency of antibiotics

Molecule produced by the immune system can reduce potency of antibiotics

Which biomarkers can help predict severe COVID-19?

Which biomarkers can help predict severe COVID-19?

Tailored approach is required to fight antibiotic resistance

Tailored approach is required to fight antibiotic resistance

Probiotic supplements increase the diversity of intestinal bacteria in extremely preterm infants

Probiotic supplements increase the diversity of intestinal bacteria in extremely preterm infants