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

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 ...

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.

Pediatrics

Study shows probiotics can prevent sepsis in infants

A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at ...

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