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New estimates for the causes of child deaths worldwide

...nia (19%), diarrhoea (18%), malaria (8%), neonatal sepsis or pneumonia (10%), preterm delivery (10%), and as...eonatal period, primarily due to preterm delivery, sepsis or pneumonia, and birth asphyxia should also be addressed. The new estimates of the causes of child ...

Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide

...iarrhea 17 percent, malaria 8 percent and neonatal sepsis 10 percent. Undernutrition is an underlying cause ...eonatal period, primarily due to preterm delivery, sepsis or pneumonia and birth asphyxia, should also be addressed. The new estimates of the causes of child ...

Substance protects resilient staph bacteria

...y fatal but can lead to serious conditions such as sepsis (widespread toxic infection) and endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart and its valves). Because of the ability of PGA to promote resistance to innate immune defenses, learning more about the protein could lead to new treatments for S....

Study shows that diabetes increases risk of blood poisoning

...le has also been suggested. The condition known as sepsis can be brought on by bloodstream infection, and ma...eatening infection," he says, "and bacteremia with sepsis is the 10th most common cause of death in the United States." Dr. Thomsen of Aalborg Hospital and Aa...

New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals

...alysis was what revealed that children who died of sepsis or acute renal failure, for example, were almost always children with multiple severe conditions that together would be fatal," Sedman says. "This suggests that the deaths were due to a combination of factors, and might not be preventable no matter w...

Infection in ELBW infants linked with poor neurodevelopmental, growth outcomes

...quiring 5 days or more of antibiotics; n = 1,538), sepsis (positive blood cultures requiring 5 days or more of antibiotic treatment; n = 1,922), sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (inflammation involving both the small intestine and the colon; n = 27...

Infection puts extremely low birth weight infants at risk for developmental delays

..., in the group that had meningitis with or without sepsis (an infection of the blood) 38 percent had low sco...olving the nervous system. Of the infants who had sepsis alone, 37 percent had low mental development scores and 17 percent had cerebral palsy. Of the child...

Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth

...nfected (2,161); clinical infection alone (1,538); sepsis (1,922); sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (279); or meningitis with or without sepsis (193). Sepsis is an infec...

Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice

...ction from a potentially deadly condition known as sepsis by destroying a molecule that contributes to the p...ducing bacteria in the bloodstream. The effects of sepsis in humans include a high fever, hyperventilation and diarrhea and can be life threatening, especiall...

Scientists pinpoint flaw, offer new promise for stroke treatment

... drug currently used to treat patients with severe sepsis counters the harmful effects, offering the possibility that a combination of two already-approved drugs might offer a powerful new stroke treatment that would give doctors a bigger window of time to treat patients. The work is the result of a longst...

Severe sepsis causes almost 10% of cancer deaths

...sive response to infection in patients with severe sepsis injures critical organs such as the lungs and kidn...tions in 1999 and estimate the incidence of severe sepsis in cancer patients across the US, and the mortality rate of patients suffering from both conditions....

Study shows human milk may prevent serious infection in extremely low birth weight infants

...extremely low birth weight infants from developing sepsis -- an overwhelming infection and a leading cause o...ntage of nutritional intake, the lower the risk of sepsis during the hospital stay, according to the researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical C...

CellCept associated with reduced incidence of cancer, compared to AZA, following heart transplant

...and corticosteroids) include diarrhea, leukopenia, sepsis and vomiting, and there is evidence of a higher frequency of certain types of infections. A higher proportion of renal transplant patients in the active treatment groups experienced one or more opportunistic infections compared with patients receivi...

New drug-resistant strain of salmonella identified

...in. The bacterium came from a 58-year-old man with sepsis who subsequently died. The drug-resistance was due to changes in the genes of the bacteria, including some in a genetic element that can potentially be transmitted between bacteria. Although this strain was from only one patient, the public-health im...

Day-care services could be option for pregnancy complications

... the fetal membranes can fail to manifest signs of sepsis until it is overwhelming. A larger sample might have included patients with a rapidly developing illness, for whom hospital care would have made a difference"....

Sepsis drug also protects brain cells

...pound currently used to treat patients with severe sepsis also protects brain cells in an unexpected way, say researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Feb. 19 issue of the journal Neuron . Doctors currently use a modified version of activated protein C or APC to reduce inflammat...

Urgent action required to prevent 500k deaths/yr worldwide from pregnancy-related causes

...s worldwide: haemorrhage (25% of maternal deaths), sepsis (15%), abortion complications (13%), eclampsia (12%), and obstructed labour (8%). Many of these causes can be addressed by investing in effective technologies and ensuring their availability to all women in need. Adrienne Germain introduces the s...

Many parents, teens unaware of an 'optional' but valuable vaccine

...meningitis (inflammation of the brain's lining) or sepsis (bloodstream infection). Survivors may suffer hearing loss, seizures, mental retardation or limb amputation. The contagious disease is most likely to strike infants under the age of one--for whom the current vaccine is, unfortunately, not effective. ...

Enzyme found in blood vessels likely target to treat lung injury

...ailable treatments for lung injury associated with sepsis or ventilation. Now, scientists at Northwestern University have demonstrated that an enzyme vital to normal function of blood vessels also can be an Achilles heel during infection-induced or ventilator-induced lung injury. They believe that the enzy...

Drotrecogin alfa (activated) is a cost-effective treatment for severe sepsis patients

...nificantly more cost-effective when used in severe sepsis patients at highest risk of death, and that the dr...f $100,000 per QALY. A separate analysis of severe sepsis patients at high risk of death, the group for which the FDA recommended treatment, showed that drotr...

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