Navigation Links
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
Date:6/22/2010

Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Black patients are more likely to develop the life-threatening blood infection sepsis and have a greater chance of dying from it than whites, new research suggests.

In severe sepsis, a bacterial or fungal infection overwhelms the body's immune system, causing a disruption of normal processes in the blood. When this occurs, small blood clots form, blocking blood flow to the organs, which can lead to organ damage, organ failure and death.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh examined hospital discharge data from seven states in 2005 and emergency department visits during a five-year period between 2003-2007 from the National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey. Of 8.6 million hospitalizations for reasons other than childbirth, they identified more than 2.2 million cases of infections. Of those, nearly 17 percent, or about 380,000, also involved organ dysfunction, a hallmark of severe sepsis.

The investigators found that black patients had a higher risk of being hospitalized for an infection than white patients. About 47 per 1,000 blacks were hospitalized due to infection, compared to 34 per 1,000 whites.

The greater incidence of infections translated into a higher risk for sepsis. Black patients had a 67 percent higher severe sepsis hospitalization rate than non-Hispanic whites -- the incidence was about 9.4 per 1,000 blacks compared to 5.6 per 1,000 whites.

Because blacks were both more likely to be hospitalized for an infection, and because severe sepsis occurred more frequently among blacks, black patients were 80 percent more likely to die from it, according to the study published in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Severe sepsis sickens about 750,000 people in the United States each year. About 28
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Stroke Incidence Down, But Not for Blacks
2. Blacks Hit Hardest by Lung Cancer
3. Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening
4. Blacks have highest cancer rates of all racial ethnicities, yet feel less at risk, study finds
5. Blacks, Hispanics With Heart Failure Less Likely to Use Hospice
6. Blacks Less Likely to Abuse Alcohol
7. Blacks less likely to know they have heart condition or to use treatment for it, says Mayo Clinic
8. Genetic Mutation Linked to Prostate Cancer in Blacks
9. Information Gap Could Delay Lung Cancer Therapy in Blacks
10. Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
11. Blacks with MS have more severe symptoms, decline faster than whites, new study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 Currently, scientists ... effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), which reflects ... exist regarding the diagnosis of the disease, especially ... of appropriate diagnostic tests. In 2014, after ... greatest breakthroughs in the medicine world, there are ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... "Women struggle with weight gain typically associated ... as early as 15, if not earlier. Women ... and downs of hormone related weight gain. The ... seems to rage against the hidden and ever-present hormones ... 40's begin to face menopause and related changes, these ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) ... ESC Congress today by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, ... of nearly 0.5 million people in the China Kadoorie ... more their risk of CVD declined. , Dr Du ... is the leading cause of death worldwide. Improving diet ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... D.C. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The ... pleased to announce that Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, ... Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. They will ... MBA, RN-BC, CCM, FACHE, whose induction we reported last ... October 18, 2014, during the 2014 American Academy of ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... honor of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, which ... Minnesota (AERC) is offering a few reasons why pet owners should ... don’t take their cat to the vet because “there’s nothing wrong” ... not to take their kid to dentist because he or she ... Just like people want their loved ones to be healthy, they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Early Stage Minimally Invasive Candidate AD Biomarkers Reviewed in New Study by Biopharm Reports Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Early Stage Minimally Invasive Candidate AD Biomarkers Reviewed in New Study by Biopharm Reports Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 2Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 2Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 3
... , THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The United ... larger pool of elderly, poor and minority patients than ... says. While elderly black Americans constitute nearly 7 ... hospitals, they make up 15 percent of patients among ...
... Administration and the National Institutes of Health today announced ... monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of ... Tobacco Control Act National Longitudinal Study of Tobacco Users, ... research since Congress granted FDA the authority to regulate ...
... release is available in German . ... We guarantee compliance with these norms with our willingness to ... This behavior goes against our own economic self-interest and requires ... Innovative combination of methods , In collaboration with Professor ...
... alliance of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German ... colleagues of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research ... which makes malignant brain tumors (gliomas) more aggressive ... inhibit this metabolic pathway is a new approach ...
... has announced today it is entering the next phase ... that would rapidly measure an individual,s level of exposure ... nuclear incident. The project will enter a ... $35.44 million project funded by the U.S. Department of ...
... Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Treating ... cancer using Herceptin and chemotherapy, while not ... an anthracycline, improves survival while posing less danger to ... regimens, one of which did not include any anthracyclines. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More Evidence Minorities in U.S. Get Poorer Hospital Care 2Health News:More Evidence Minorities in U.S. Get Poorer Hospital Care 3Health News:FDA and NIH announce joint study on tobacco use and risk perceptions 2Health News:How fair sanctions are orchestrated in the brain 2Health News:Dioxin-like chemical messenger makes brain tumors more aggressive 2Health News:ASU embarks on next phase of an effort to rapidly assess radiation dose 2Health News:Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely 2Health News:Drug Combo Might Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer More Safely 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research Report ... 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market survey ... industry . The report firstly reviews the basic ... application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores ... Scanner listing their product specification, capacity, Production value, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... YORK , Aug. 29, 2014 Pomerantz ... TMS S.A. ("EDAP" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: EDAP ... filed in United States District Court, Southern District of ... 14-cv-6069, is on behalf of a class consisting of ... February 1, 2013 and July 30, 2014, inclusive (the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  BC Technical, the nation,s ... Polaris Medical Imaging, a leader in sales, service and ... acquisition allows BC Technical to continue to expand their ... MR and CT modalities. "We are ... Mark Alvarez , president and CEO of BC ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 2X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 3X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 4X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 5SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 3BC Technical Acquires Polaris Medical Imaging 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: