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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New guidelines for health-care workers treating ICU patients with COVID-19

New guidelines for health-care workers treating ICU patients with COVID-19

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Three Australian experts explain the course of COVID-19

Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis

Scientists uncover key molecular mechanism underlying different aspects of sepsis

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

Researchers propose a stopgap measure to help Covid-19 patients in respiratory distress

Researchers propose a stopgap measure to help Covid-19 patients in respiratory distress

Mask shortage straps pharmacists who need them to keep medicines pure

Mask shortage straps pharmacists who need them to keep medicines pure

Research may pave the way to developing effective treatments for puerperal sepsis

Research may pave the way to developing effective treatments for puerperal sepsis

Breast milk may help protect preemies from developing sepsis

Breast milk may help protect preemies from developing sepsis

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

What does COVID-19 do to the body?

What does COVID-19 do to the body?

Study shows how the body's inflammatory response can counterproductively suppress regeneration

Study shows how the body's inflammatory response can counterproductively suppress regeneration

Skin sensors for antenatal surveillance in developing countries

Skin sensors for antenatal surveillance in developing countries

Sphingotec’s bio-ADM can reliably support physicians in identifying high-risk sepsis patients

Sphingotec’s bio-ADM can reliably support physicians in identifying high-risk sepsis patients

New sepsis intervention enhances the body's bacteria-capturing neutrophil extracellular traps

New sepsis intervention enhances the body's bacteria-capturing neutrophil extracellular traps

New NGS technique offers quick, accurate diagnosis of sepsis

New NGS technique offers quick, accurate diagnosis of sepsis

New computational algorithm tracks epidemiology of pediatric sepsis

New computational algorithm tracks epidemiology of pediatric sepsis

New immunotherapeutic strategy shows promise to fight off infectious biofilms

New immunotherapeutic strategy shows promise to fight off infectious biofilms

Using a 'big data' approach to treat sepsis more effectively

Using a 'big data' approach to treat sepsis more effectively