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2010-12-22 10:59:32

Blood poisoning can be fatal. If you suffer from sepsis, you used to have to wait as much as 48 hours for laboratory findings. A new diagnostic platform as big as a credit card will now supply the analysis after as little as an hour. This system is based on nanoparticles that are automatically guided by magnetic forces. Although it is the third most frequent cause of death in Germany, blood poisoning is frequently underestimated. In this country, 60,000 persons die every year from some form...

2010-12-21 11:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announced the results of a survey demonstrating that most critical care nurses are unaware of a simple diagnostic test that may dramatically improve outcomes for sepsis patients. The survey, conducted at the 2010 American Association of Critical Care Nurses' annual meeting, revealed that while the vast majority of nurses expressed the need for new tools to battle sepsis, 25 percent...

2010-12-15 15:24:03

Study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons Makes the Case for Performing More Procedures on Day of Admission Delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs, according to the results of a new study in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The occurrence of infection following surgical procedures continues to be a major...

2010-12-01 00:30:00

Sepsis Alliance releases "Sepsis: Emergency," a special online video to help raise sepsis awareness among the general public. A leading killer in America, killing one person every 2.5 minutes, sepsis remains relatively unrecognized throughout all walks of life. Through videos like "Sepsis: Emergency," Sepsis Alliance aims to educate medical personnel and patients alike to spot the symptoms of sepsis, before it's too late. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Sepsis Alliance announces the...

2010-11-22 06:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc., (TSX:SDI), today announced that it has signed a long-term, exclusive distribution agreement with Toray Industries, Inc. and Toray Medical Co., Ltd. of Japan (collectively "Toray") to market and sell Toraymyxin(TM) in Canada. Toraymyxin(TM) is a therapeutic hemoperfusion device that removes endotoxin, which can cause sepsis, from the bloodstream. This product and Spectral's EAA(TM) diagnostic, which measures endotoxin and...

2010-11-17 22:17:22

Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness. Research led by Dr. Karel Tyml and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute have found that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can reverse the disease. Sepsis is caused by a bacterial infection that can begin anywhere in your body. Your immune system goes into overdrive, overwhelming normal...

2010-10-27 02:24:02

Older adults who survived severe sepsis were more likely to develop substantial cognitive impairment and functional disability, according to a study in the October 27 issue of JAMA. Hundreds of thousands of patients endure severe sepsis each year in the United States, according to background information in the article. "Although severe sepsis is the most common non-cardiac cause of critical illness, the long-term impact of severe sepsis on cognitive and physical functioning is unknown," the...

2010-10-27 02:23:00

First large-scale study shows that most older patients hospitalized with severe sepsis face years of cognitive, physical decline, according to U-M research in JAMA Older adults who survive severe sepsis are at higher risk for long-term cognitive impairment and physical limitations than those hospitalized for other reasons, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Health System. Research to be published Oct. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that 60...

2010-10-26 16:15:00

First large-scale study shows that most older patients hospitalized with severe sepsis face years of cognitive, physical decline, according to U-M research ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults who survive severe sepsis are at higher risk for long-term cognitive impairment and physical limitations than those hospitalized for other reasons, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Health System. Research to be published Oct. 27 today in the...

2010-10-26 12:44:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Sirius Genomics, a developer of companion diagnostics, announced today that U.S. Patent # 7,820,376 entitled "Protein C Polymorphisms" has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent relates to a novel use of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) located in the Protein C gene. "The patent covers methods of predicting outcome or prognosis in sepsis, and other related conditions, by determining a subject's genotype at the...


Latest sepsis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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