Search Tag: inflammmation

ICU Management

Reducing Sepsis Deaths

2015 21 Apr

Sepsis is a common condition whereby an infection triggers an extreme immune response, resulting in widespread inflammation, blood clotting, and swelling. Although sepsis is believed to contribute to between a third and a half of all hospital deaths, the condition remains poorly understood. Now leading doctors warn that medical and public recognition... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pesticide Exposure Increases Risk of Heart Disease

2015 09 Apr

A new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women. The use of polychlorinated pesticides such as DDT remains widespread in the environment and food supply.... Read more