Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Septic shock linked to mortality in hematologic malignancies

(HealthDay)—For patients with hematologic malignancies, septic shock is associated with high mortality rates and poor 90-day survival, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive ...

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Higher dose of steroid does not improve outcomes in severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—The number of days alive without life support at day 28 did not differ among adults with COVID-19 and severe hypoxemia receiving dexamethasone 12 mg/day versus dexamethasone 6 mg/day administered intravenously ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Consumer Health: Sepsis is serious

Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about treating sepsis

September is Sepsis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New biomarkers for life-threatening soft tissue infections

Rapid diagnosis is crucial in bacterial soft tissue infections to reduce the risk of severe injury or amputation. Vague symptoms and a heterogeneous patient group increase the risk of misdiagnosis. Researchers at Karolinska ...

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