Search Tag: Sepsis

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The hidden faces of sepsis, what do they tell us? Focal points for improving patient outcome

2017 15 Sep

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae. She also offers recommendations to improve recovery and outcome.   It wasn’t until 2007, after my illness that: “I came to understand the extensive process of recovery after critical illness. Moreover, I came to realise... Read more

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USA sepsis incidence and trends measurement, clinical data best

2017 13 Sep

On World Sepsis Day, 13 September, JAMA has published new research into the incidence of sepsis in the United States. The challenges of tackling the sepsis burden include accurately measuring sepsis incidence and trends. Clinical diagnoses of sepsis may be subjective, and insurance claims data, a traditional method of surveillance, can be affected by... Read more

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Clinical Predictors of Early Death from Sepsis

2017 04 Jul

Patients with severe sepsis who experience rapid, early deterioration and death are of particular concern. However, given the broad spectrum of clinical presentations and variable rates of disease progression, the early identification of septic patients at increased risk for clinical deterioration remains challenging. New research indicates that initial... Read more

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POC Device Can Test for Sepsis from Drop of Blood

2017 03 Jul

Researchers from the University of Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, USA, have developed a new portable device, which they say is the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system's response, without any need to process the blood.You might also like: New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in... Read more

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New Biomarker Improves Early Sepsis Detection in the ED

2017 27 Jun

Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect sepsis in the ED. New research shows that volume increases of circulating immune cells, or monocytes, adds value to the WBC for early sepsis detection in the ED. "This study shows that the monocyte distribution... Read more

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The Rusty and Sweet Side of Sepsis

2017 21 Jun

Sepis affects approximately 18 million people worldwide per year. This corresponds to 1400 deaths per day. It is estimated that sepsis is the cause behind 135,000 and 215,000 casualties in Europe and the U.S. respectively. Related treatment costs accumulate to  €7.6 and €17.4 billion in these regions. A research team led by Miguel Soares at the Instituto... Read more

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Sepsis E-alert System with Response Team Improves Outcomes

2017 13 Jun

According to a new study, the use of a multifaceted intervention including an electronic sepsis alert (e-alert) system with sepsis response team was associated with improvement in care processes of sepsis and septic shock and patient outcomes. The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Intensive Care.Although sepsis is a leading cause of death,... Read more