Latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign Stories

2014-07-23 12:31:30

Hospital leaders, industry experts discuss business and clinical outcomes growth through partnership at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit DENVER, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having the right people at the table for significant business decision making is vital to accelerating business growth and achieving clinical and operational goals. The 22(nd) Annual American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit, July 20-22, 2014, in San Diego, featured a prestigious panel of...

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...

2012-02-17 10:56:19

Fever control using external cooling in sedated patients with septic shock is safe and decreases vasopressor requirements and early mortality, according to a new study from researchers in France. "The benefits and risks of fever control in patients with severe sepsis remains a matter of controversy," said lead author Frédérique Schortgen, MD, PhD, of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France. "In our study, external cooling to achieve normothermia...

2010-10-01 06:14:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) is urging healthcare providers, patients and policymakers worldwide to treat sepsis as a medical emergency. "Tens of millions of people die from sepsis each year, making it the likely leading cause of death worldwide. Sepsis kills regardless of age, ethnicity, location and access to care," said Konrad Reinhart, M.D., Chairman of the GSA and director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care...

2010-09-27 10:20:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of U.S. adults are not familiar with sepsis, despite the fact that more than 200,000 Americans die from it every year, making sepsis one of the leading causes of death in the nation. Lack of awareness is even higher among adults over age 65, who are at greater risk of sepsis, according to a new national survey sponsored by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'