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MANHASSET, NY Though most people have not heard of it, the mysterious and deadly syndrome called severe sepsis is the third leading cause of death for hospitalized patients in the developed world. In the United States, it kills approximately 215,000 people every year, a number exceeded only by heart disease and cancer. While scientific knowledge of severe sepsis has grown in recent years, public awareness remains low. In his new book Fatal Sequence: The Killer Within, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, unravels in terms accessible to the general public the mystery of this silent killer by telling the captivating story of a young patient who changed his life.

A world-renowned physician-scientist who has dedicated his career to studying the inflammatory response and how it can go awry, Dr. Tracey is head of the Susan and Herman Merinoff Center for Patient-Oriented Research at the Institute for Medical Research of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Manhasset, NY. He has been credited with initiating a new field of investigation based on therapeutically targeting systemic inflammation. He first outlined his breakthrough work, called "The Inflammatory Reflex," in a January 2003 Nature article (published online in December 2002).

While training to be a neurosurgeon 20 years ago, Dr. Tracey had no idea how dramatically the course of his life would change when a severely burned baby girl was admitted under his care. The infant developed severe sepsis, which ultimately took her life a month later. After the most dramatic physical and emotional roller-coaster ride of Dr. Tracey's life, the recurring nightmares of her death began, and so did his passion to find out what killed her.

He immediately began researching the syndrome and in the process launched his career in biomedical research. Severe sepsis begins when the body's natural immune response to an insult or infection gets so out of control that it starts to impair the functioning of major org
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Contact: Christina Verni
cverni@nshs.edu
516-562-1232
North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System
29-Mar-2005


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