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2013-04-16 12:40:46

Average annual incidence of sepsis, a leading killer, varies by as much as 3.5-fold depending on method used Though the toll of sepsis is known to be enormous — it is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $24.3 billion each year, and is the nation's third-leading killer, behind heart disease and cancer — the true magnitude of incidence of and death from the illness remains unknown. There is substantial variability in these numbers, depending on the method used to...

2013-04-05 23:00:03

Sepsis is Top of Mind for New York Healthcare Providers as Rory´s Regulation, a Law Before New York Legislators Now, Proposes to Mandate All Hospitals Adopt New Protocols for Sepsis Identification and Treatment Durham, NC (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 bioMérieux, a world leader in in vitro diagnostics today announced that it is bringing its proven lineup of innovative solutions for the diagnosis and management of sepsis patients to the 2013 Annual Spring Meeting of the New York Branch...

2013-04-01 12:57:37

Could improve treatments for pneumonia and other inflammatory conditions Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival and improved lung function in animal models of pneumonia. They reported their findings today in Nature Immunology. Pneumonia and other infections sometimes provoke an inflammatory response from...

2013-03-14 14:34:29

Results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial in East Africa show that children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours. These findings in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine challenge the generally held idea that early and rapid reversal of shock by fluid resuscitation translates into longer-term survival benefits. The FEAST trial was conducted in six African hospitals across Kenya,...

2013-02-26 11:45:49

Condition long linked to war veterans found in one in 3 ventilated patients One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with acute lung injury. Because acute lung injury (ALI) – a syndrome marked by excessive fluid in the lungs and frequent multi-organ failure...

2013-01-28 11:59:07

Scientists at the Center for Translational Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine are inching closer to solving a long-standing mystery in sepsis, a complex and often life-threatening condition that affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year. By blocking the activity of a protein, STIM1, in cells that line the insides of blood vessels in mice, they have halted a cascade of cellular events that culminates in the out-of-control inflammation that marks sepsis, and...


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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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