Medical research

Federal policy to reduce deaths from sepsis was mostly ineffective

The first large-scale, multi-hospital evaluation of an "all or none" federal policy intended to improve outcomes in sepsis patients finds that the guidelines are a wash—on average they neither helped nor hurt despite significant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Path to deadly sepsis varies by bacterial infection

Sepsis remains a common and deadly condition that occurs when the body reacts to an infection in the bloodstream. Scientists know little about the early stages of the condition; however, physicians must act fast. Every hour ...

Medical research

Removing barriers to healing

Severe inflammation caused by a patient's immune system can be deadly, but stem cells found in human fat could provide new ways to protect against this toxic reaction.

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