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Sepsis Treatment Offers Lifesaving Potential

... toxins from the blood of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock appears to improve blood ... The study included 64 patients with severe sepsis or septic shock who had emergency surgery for ... given the significant ongoing problem that sepsis represents," they wrote. More information ...

Vanderbilt researchers pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

... The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and ... they believe is the first real-time system for sepsis detection. In May, the system was deployed in the ... physicians through the complex process of sepsis treatment. "This is an effort to use the power ...

Frost & Sullivan Award Reinforces Outstanding Product Line Strategy by SIRS-Lab

... GmbH. The company's exceptional product line for sepsis diagnosis and monitoring make it a worthy ... ) sepsis is the second commonest cause of death in ... care physicians is to be able to identify sepsis as early as possible to facilitate appropriate ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... infection of the abdominal cavity or blood sepsis as well as lasting consequences such as the need ... of young people." Learning how to heal the sepsis that results from necrotizing enterocolitis could help doctors get a better handle on sepsis cases in children and young adults. ...

Children's National Research Links Platelets to Sepsis-Related Organ Failure

... sinister role in organ failure caused by severe sepsis Washington, DC (Vocus) ... over the last few decades, mortality rates for sepsis have not really improved," said Robert ... in the United States. More than 40 percent of sepsis cases are fatal, and in most, the resulting organ ...

Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

... with blood cell growth factor fails to prevent sepsis or improve survival rates, a new study shows. ... consider if this is too simplistic an approach to sepsis prevention in the preterm infant, whose immune ... U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about sepsis . -- Kevin ...

Medical Simulation Corporation Introduces Sepsis Quality Initiative Program

... (MSC) announces the introduction of the SimSuite sepsis Program, based on guidelines developed by the national Surviving sepsis Campaign. The Sepsis Program is one offering in a ... and patient safety initiatives. Each year, sepsis strikes an estimated 750,000 people in the ...

Educational Drive Cut Death Rate From Sepsis

... in Spain to promote appropriate care for severe sepsis (bloodstream infection) and septic shock led to improved guideline adherence and a lower rate of sepsis deaths in hospitals, a new study says. Severe sepsis accounts for one in five admissions to intensive ...

Ashwell receptor reduces mortality during sepsis

... factors contributing to death in patients with sepsis is a condition called disseminated intravascular ... prevailing notion that the low platelet count of sepsis is due to the consumption of coagulation factors ... new way of thinking about coagulation problems in sepsis produced by pneumococcus and related pathogens ...

Customized treatments for sepsis lower treatment time and reduce length of ICU stays

... of antibiotic therapy in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock can reduce duration of ... ill patients admitted to the ICU for severe sepsis and septic shock, wrote Dr. Pugin. Despite the ... treatments will continue to improve care for sepsis patients around the world. We have now ...

Research May Yield New Weapons Against Sepsis

... system spirals out of control to cause severe sepsis and where there is an opportunity for therapeutic ... may help improve the diagnosis of various sepsis syndromes and lead to the development of new ... including antibiotics, have been used to treat sepsis over the years, but they have a number of ...

Microsoft Introduces Patient Safety Screening Tool to Stop Spread of In-Hospital Infections

... is the Patient Safety Screening Tool for sepsis offering. sepsis is a deadly infection that strikes an estimated ... Patient Safety Screening Tool for sepsis is being supported and delivered by Microsoft ...

Blacks More Likely to Die of Severe Sepsis

... are almost twice as likely to develop severe sepsis than whites and are more likely to die of severe sepsis than either whites or Hispanics, new research shows. Severe sepsis is an overwhelming infection of the bloodstream ...

Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets

... similar, patients with potentially deadly sepsis may be having different kinds of immune ... natural history study of the common condition. sepsis -- a result of the body's inflammatory response ... million people in the United States will develop sepsis this year, and about 30 percent will die, making ...

Targeting oxidized cysteine through diet could reduce inflammation and lower disease risk

... form of the protein IL-1 beta. The researchers used a mouse model of sepsis to test the effects of dietary cysteine on reducing inflammation. They ... an intervention for age-related diseases and for the acute inflammation of sepsis or lung injury." The researchers plan to continue studying the ...

Umbilical cord protein analysis detects early onset infection

... researchers have identified proteins associated with early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), a stealthy bacterial infection linked to premature birth, illness ... match in physiological pathways. "We found that early onset neonatal sepsis is characterized by a variety of biomarkers that have different ...

New research about chronic lung disease presented at CHEST 2008

... patients with PAH. #6783 IN-HOSPITAL STATIN USE MAY IMPROVE SEVERE sepsis MORTALITY (Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM EST) New research shows that ... statin use is associated with lower mortality in patients with severe sepsis (SS). In a retrospective study, researchers from AstraZeneca ...

New critical care research presented at CHEST 2008

... #6783 IN-HOSPITAL STATIN USE MAY IMPROVE SEVERE sepsis MORTALITY (Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM EST) New research shows that ... statin use is associated with lower mortality in patients with severe sepsis (SS). In a retrospective study, researchers from AstraZeneca ...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

... to lung recipients. #6783 IN-HOSPITAL STATIN USE MAY IMPROVE SEVERE sepsis MORTALITY (Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM EST) New research shows that ... statin use is associated with lower mortality in patients with severe sepsis (SS). In a retrospective study, researchers from AstraZeneca ...

Large Study Identifies Most Costly Adverse Events in Children's Hospitals

... to medical care, respiratory failure following surgery and postoperative sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream). The excess length of hospital stay ... instance, focusing quality improvement efforts on reducing postoperative sepsis and infection due to medical care could create large cost savings and ...

Large study identifies most costly adverse events in children's hospitals

... to medical care, respiratory failure following surgery and postoperative sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream). The excess length of hospital stay ... instance, focusing quality improvement efforts on reducing postoperative sepsis and infection due to medical care could create large cost savings and ...

Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective

... benefit was offset by additional episodes of "super-infection" with new sepsis and septic shock. "If it takes 30 years of study [to find a benefit], ... "The use of intensive insulin therapy placed critically ill patients with sepsis at increased risk for serious adverse events related to hypoglycemia," ...

Scientists discover a direct route from the brain to the immune system

... that they can tap into the bodys natural healing defenses and calm the sepsis storm before it wipes out its victims. Each year, 750,000 people in the ... and 215,000 will die no matter how hard doctors fight to save them. sepsis is triggered by the bodys own overpowering immune response to a systemic ...

Critical blood shortages eased by new technology

... shown that platelets at greatest risk for transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis have the longest storage age. According to a report in the August 2007 ... from 5 to 7 days can result in an increase in transfusionassociated sepsis and also require additional testing, increasing expense, time and handling ...

Siemens Showcases Innovative Products and Educational Offerings

... sponsor workshops highlighting the latest thought leadership on topics ranging from new tools to aid in the early identification and treatment of sepsis and the emerging trend of automated testing for infectious disease to the financial crisis and healthcare reform. Additional in-booth presentations ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... of DOXIL and/or VELCADE Persistent severe myelosuppression may result in superinfection, neutropenic fever, or hemorrhage sepsis occurring during neutropenia has resulted in discontinuation of treatment and in rare cases of death DOXIL may potentiate the ...

Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System

... could lead to better treatment of sepsis, meningitis in newborns MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A bacterial pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in newborns shuts down immune cell function to ensure its survival, a new study shows. The findings about Group B Streptococcus ...

New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients

... found that seizures, and nearly continuous "spikes" that are related to seizures, were common among patients in the MICU, especially patients with sepsis (a serious systemic infection). The majority of seizures were non-convulsive, meaning that they were not visible to an observer and could only be ...

New American College of Surgeons risk calculator determines colorectal surgery risk

... consistent with clinical expectations. The 15 predictive variables selected for the universal model were age; body mass index; extent of disease; sepsis (bloodstream infection); functional health status; preoperative laboratory values of albumin, creatinine and partial thromboplastin time (a measure ...

BUSM researchers find gram-negative rods in two Philippine neonatal intensive care units

... as a significant health problem in developing areas. Neonatal mortality accounts for more than one third of all global child deaths each year. sepsis is a leading cause of death within the first month of life and is often acquired through unhygienic care practices in healthcare facilities, which ...

Critically Ill Patients Lack Vitamin D

... vitamin D deficiency, it makes whatever the underlying cause of the hospitalization worse," he said. For example, if someone is being treated for sepsis -- a serious infection -- if their vitamin D levels are low, it makes it harder for them to fight the infection, he explained. Tolia added that he ...

Stress May Encourage E. Coli Illness

... to blood poisoning, also known as sepsis. "Patients with high levels of phosphate in the intestine have a much higher probability of developing sepsis due to systemic infection by intestinal bacteria," Sperandio said. "If we can find out how bacteria sense these cues, then we can try to interfere in ...

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles

... BC test processes positive blood culture specimens to determine if a patient's blood is infected with MRSA or SA, which are frequent causes of sepsis in hospitalized patients. This can enable physicians to quickly de-escalate from broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment to a more effective targeted ...

Help for liver transplant patients with small-for-size syndrome

... coagulation, and ascites, which is the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. Without treatment, about 50 percent of patients with SFSS will die of sepsis or another complication. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the condition, although the best approach is unclear. To examine possible treatments ...

NexBio Completes First-in-Man Clinical Trial With DAS181 (Fludase(R)) and Strengthens Clinical Leadership

... optimization stage, directed to the treatment of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, as well as the treatment of sepsis and septic shock. TOSAP(TM) is a microparticle formulation technology invented and developed by NexBio and used to formulate DAS181 for inhalation, ...

Early Elective C-Sections Produce Complications

... study found. Babies born at 37 weeks had twice the rate of certain complications, such as needing to be placed on a mechanical ventilator, newborn sepsis (a blood infection) and low blood sugar. Babies delivered at 38 weeks had a 1.5 times higher rate of complications, according to the study. Dr. ...

Parents be aware this holiday season: Magnets in children's toys pose significant health risk

... infection in the digestive tract. In nearly every case, surgery or endoscopy was required to remove the magnets and repair damage. One child died of sepsis before any surgery or endoscopy could be performed. The study, a follow up to research started in 2004, concludes that public education is the ...

Ortho Biotech Announces NDA Submission for Trabectedin for the Treatment of Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

... were: Hematological reactions including neutropenia (77% versus 38%, with febrile neutropenia occurring in 8% of the cases and sepsis in 1% of the cases), leucopenia (48% versus 26%), anemia (48% versus 25%) and thrombocytopenia (36% versus 8%); Gastrointestinal reactions ...

CAPHOSOL results in minimal oral mucositis and pain in head/neck cancer patients

... mucosa, which can then become susceptible to oral opportunistic infections, possibly resulting in bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood), sepsis (the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood) or other potentially fatal complications. The economic impact of mucositis can be ...

Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M Researchers Tackle Deadly Infections

... Medicine, math and engineering combine to reveal how sepsis and less severe infections occur - and what might be done to stop or prevent them U-M Health Minute: Today's top health issues and medical ...
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