Search Tag: Sepsis

Serial Measurement of Pancreatic Stone Protein for Detection of Sepsis

2022 27 Jun

Sepsis continues to be a challenging health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. Approximately 48.9 million cases of sepsis were recorded worldwide in 2017, with 11 million related deaths. Sepsis guidelines emphasise the early recognition and aggressive management of this condition with early antibiotic treatment and support. If not... Read more

Intravenous Vitamin C in ICU Patients with Sepsis

2022 21 Jun

Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Sepsis contributes to between a third and a half of deaths in hospitals. It is responsible for nearly 11 million deaths worldwide each year. Treatment of sepsis typically includes antimicrobial therapy, source control, and organ support. It is believed... Read more

Renal Replacement Therapy in Patients With Sepsis-Associated AKI

2022 20 Jun

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of sepsis. According to data from several clinical studies, AKI can occur in nearly 50% of patients with sepsis and has a mortality rate of approximately 60% at three months.  Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is used to treat AKI, but some data show that it exerts only a limited effect in patients... Read more

Therapeutic Hyperthermia and Survival in Afebrile Sepsis Patients

2022 14 Jun

Fever is an important feature of infection. However, fewer than half of patients with sepsis present with fever at the time of diagnosis. Afebrile sepsis patients have nearly twice the mortality and are at a higher risk of developing secondary infections than patients with fever.  Fever is an adaptive response to infection that may be critical... Read more

Sepsis Protocols Reduce Mortality in Resource-Restricted Settings

2022 10 Jun

Sepsis is a condition commonly encountered in critically ill patients. However, the management of sepsis varies globally and mainly depends on the availability of resources. Sepsis-related mortality tends to be higher in countries with limited resources.  In this study, the researchers summarise evidence regarding sepsis protocols and their compliances... Read more

Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP) Sepsis Test on the Abioscope® Point-Of-Care Platform

2022 06 Jun

1. Sepsis: the Need for Speed Sepsis is a life-threatening form of organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection 1 . This extremely heterogeneous and dynamic syndrome is the result of complex interactions between invading microorganisms and the host’s immune system. Disruption of the host’s ability to maintain immune homeostasis... Read more