Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The new war on sepsis

Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic with diabetes. An elderly ...

Inflammatory disorders

Protective association identified for asthma against sepsis

(HealthDay)—For patients with infections, those with asthma have reduced risk of sepsis, according to a letter to the editor published online May 22 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent

An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76 percent. The results ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning may help in early identification of severe sepsis

A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study highlights risks of sepsis

A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quick SOFA score predicts in-hospital mortality risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with suspected infection presenting to the emergency department, the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score is better than systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or severe ...

Immunology

Compromised immune system can be re-activated

Failure of the immune system during blood poisoning (sepsis) can be reversed by a specific sugar. This restores the ability of immune cells to respond effectively to infections. This week, researchers from Radboud University ...

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