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ICU Management

Study: Decrease in Risk of Death Among ICU Patients With Severe Sepsis

2014 18 Mar

According to an Australian/New Zealand study, released early in JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, it appears that during the years 2000 to 2012, a reduction in the risk of death for critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis or septic shock was registered. This... Read more

ICU Management

Researchers Identify a New Pathway that Triggers Septic Shock

2013 18 Sep

Cells called macrophages explode when bacteria enter them and trigger an immune response through a sequence of events that UNC researchers uncovered. Credit: Jon Hagar and Ine Jørgensen. The body’s immune system is set up much like a home security system; it has sensors on the outside of cells that act like motion detectors — floodlights —... Read more