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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PLK1-mTOR axis may be a promising therapeutic target for sepsis, study suggests

PLK1-mTOR axis may be a promising therapeutic target for sepsis, study suggests

Study compares early restrictive and liberal fluid management for sepsis-induced low pressure

Study compares early restrictive and liberal fluid management for sepsis-induced low pressure

High adherence to procalcitonin-guided antibiotic prescribing guideline may reduce antibiotic use in hospitals

High adherence to procalcitonin-guided antibiotic prescribing guideline may reduce antibiotic use in hospitals

UQ researchers identify a cellular pathway to reprogram the body’s immune system

UQ researchers identify a cellular pathway to reprogram the body’s immune system

Upregulation of Robo4 expression reduces mortality from severe infection

Upregulation of Robo4 expression reduces mortality from severe infection

Next-generation light-activated nanotech can eradicate antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Next-generation light-activated nanotech can eradicate antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Endothelial cell-specific protein Robo4 reduces mortality in severe infection

Endothelial cell-specific protein Robo4 reduces mortality in severe infection

Anticancer drugs offer new hope for treatment of sepsis

Anticancer drugs offer new hope for treatment of sepsis

Clinically relevant biomarker strategies in drug development

Clinically relevant biomarker strategies in drug development

The risk factors and outcomes of ARDS following infection with SARS-CoV-2 in a young adult population

The risk factors and outcomes of ARDS following infection with SARS-CoV-2 in a young adult population

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Is appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy associated with lower in-hospital mortality in patients with bloodstream infections?

Analyzing electronic medical records to identify COVID-19 sequelae

Analyzing electronic medical records to identify COVID-19 sequelae

ER doctors call private equity staffing practices illegal and seek to ban them

ER doctors call private equity staffing practices illegal and seek to ban them

Inside a children’s hospital: Struggling to cope with a surge of respiratory illness

Inside a children’s hospital: Struggling to cope with a surge of respiratory illness

Antibody discovery could explain why so many group A strep vaccines have failed

Antibody discovery could explain why so many group A strep vaccines have failed

Scientists use single-cell multi-omics data to map disease regulatory circuits

Scientists use single-cell multi-omics data to map disease regulatory circuits

Antibodies against gentamicin associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Antibodies against gentamicin associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Using AI and socially assistive robots for early detection of urinary tract infections

Using AI and socially assistive robots for early detection of urinary tract infections

Effects of early postnatal exposure to antibiotics on incidence of early-onset sepsis

Effects of early postnatal exposure to antibiotics on incidence of early-onset sepsis

Study reports high rates of complications, rehospitalizations among patients undergoing abdominal ostomy surgery

Study reports high rates of complications, rehospitalizations among patients undergoing abdominal ostomy surgery