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How NO and CO affect mitochondrial function in critically ill patients

2018 16 Jan

Patients admitted to intensive care units are mostly suffering from sepsis, septic shock, traumatic haemorrhagic shock (HTS), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is known that gaseous messengers, especially nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), play a key role in those life threatening pathological situations. A review paper, published by Frontiers... Read more

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Is exercise good for elderly septic patients?

2017 28 Nov

Sepsis is a critical issue in old age and is among the top causes for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in the elderly. Although there are important benefits supposed to be derived from moderate exercise in the elderly population (better cardiovascular fitness, improved microcirculation, less obesity, etc.), improved outcome from sepsis has not been... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 4, 2017

2017 22 Nov

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Sepsis code implementation at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital: rapid diagnostics key to success

2017 22 Nov

Implementation of a sepsis code, Código Sepsis, in October 2015 at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona has led to better detection and a significant reduction in mortality. The hospital is the largest in Barcelona, with more than 1,100 beds and 7,000 employees.The objectives of Código Sepsis are to increase suspicion of sepsis and septic... Read more

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Reducing avoidable harm and death from sepsis and acute kidney injury

2017 22 Nov

Achieving large-scale behaviour change with the NHS Wales programmeIn 2016 NHS Wales received the Global Sepsis Award, recognising the work throughout the healthcare system on improving identification and treatment of sepsis, which has coincided with an apparent reduction in mortality and ICU admissions for patients with two International Statistical... Read more

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Improving sepsis outcomes in Brazil

2017 22 Nov

Flávia Machado is Professor of Intensive Care and Head of the Intensive Care Section of the Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Department at the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. She is one of the founders of the Latin America Sepsis Institute (LASI), which is devoted to quality improvement process in Brazilian hospitals as... Read more

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Key areas of current research in sepsis therapeutics

2017 21 Nov

Advances in sepsis therapeutics continue to be made on a regular basis and important avenues of current research include improving endothelial cell function to protect the endothelium and limit oedema formation, blood purification techniques to help restore immune homeostasis, and immunostimulatory therapies for patients with immune exhaustion, according... Read more

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41st Annual Conference on SHOCK

2017 11 Oct

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Sepsis care bundles may increase antibiotic resistance

2017 10 Oct

Previous research has shown the effectiveness of care bundles in the diagnosis and treatment of septic patients. However, a new study suggests such care protocols could lead to increased use of certain broad-spectrum antibiotics and healthcare facility-onset (HCFO) C. difficile infection (CDI) rates. The study, published in the American Journal of Infection... Read more

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Association between statin and sepsis outcome

2017 02 Oct

A new study published in the journal CHEST suggests that the drug specific effect of statins in sepsis is not correlated to their lipid-lowering potency. The study results are compatible with in vitro experimental findings, according to researchers."In this population based study, chronic statin treatment prior to sepsis development was associated with... Read more