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Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute
...rosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). The prognosis for sepsis
is dire. It can affect many parts of the body, fro...to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis
is one of the ten leading causes of both infant and adult mortality in the United States, and, in 19...
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Anti-inflammatory agents work bestin sepsis
patients at greatest risk of death The efficacy of treatment with anti-inflammatory agents for sepsis
depends on the severity of the underlying disease as manifested by risk of death, according to Natio...
Intensive care treatment may be bad for your health
...es the long-term effects of treating patients with sepsis
with the drug antithrombin III. Antithrombin III affects the blood's clotting mechanism and is a potential treatment for sepsis, a critical condition characterised by a combination of problems with the clotting mechanism and an inflammation throughou...
Researchers discover shift in organisms causing early-onset sepsis in low-birth-weight infants
Although the overall rate of early-onset sepsis
in low-birth-weight newborns has not changed signi...hers studied the pathogens involved in early-onset sepsis
in a group of 5,447 very-low-birth-weight infants (401 to 1500 g) born between 1998 and 2000 and com...
Sepsis on the increase in U.S., according to Emory University and CDC study
The incidence of sepsis
a severe, whole-body immune response to infection...20-year period from 1979 to 1999, the incidence of sepsis
increased by more than 329%, from 78 to 259 cases per 100,000 people. Sepsis is a major public heal...
Glutathione depletion in chronic alcohol abuse makes lungs vulnerable to life-threatening diseases
...ulnerable to injury when a serious illness such as sepsis
or pneumonia occurs. "Heavy drinking and its relationship to lung disease is like driving on the highway without a seat belt," says Dr. Guidot. "Its risky behavior, but it doesnt cause injury unless you get in an accident. Alcohol doesnt cause lung...
COOL AID safe after stroke, may deter side effect of clot-busters
...al complications such as hemorrhage, pneumonia and sepsis
(blood poisoning). Death rates were also comparable at three months: three of the 10 (30 percent) hypothermia patients died compared with two of nine (22 percent) of nonhypothermia patients. On a scale that measures the range of disability, scor...
Study shows infliximab can maintain long-term remissions in Crohns disease
...ncrease the risks of serious infections, including sepsis
and tuberculosis. These infections may be life threatening. There are also reports of serious infusion reactions with hives, difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure. In rare cases, people with de-myelinating disease who were treated with infl...
FDA awards grant to metaphore pharmaceuticals to study septic shock in humans
...egulation system. Septic shock, a form of severe sepsis
in which arterial blood pressure drops below safe ... blood pressure most often continues to plummet in sepsis
cases despite using pharmacological agents that should, in fact, increase and maintain vascular pres...
Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings
...ated RA patients with endocarditis ($18,079 more), sepsis
($10,050 more), hip replacement ($9,827 more) and knee replacement ($9,159 more). "Clearly, efforts to avoid disease progression resulting in joint replacement surgery, and to prevent complications relating to the disease and its therapy are of ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: animal study points to new method for halting life-threatening blood pressure decline during septis
The 700,000 Americans diagnosed with sepsis
each year might have a better chance of reversing the dramatic and often fatal blood pressure drop that typically accompanies septic shock if new treatments are developed based on an animal study reported in today's Proceedings of the National Academ...
ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
...Inpost-marketing use, serious infections including sepsis
and death have beenreported. Long-term effects of ENBREL on the development or course ofinfections, malignancy, and autoimmune disease are unknown. The most frequentadverse events in adult clinical trials were injection site reactions (ISR) (37perc...
Unexpected target may unlock the door to fighting sepsis
...o kill bacteria. Earlier studies had shown that in sepsis
an excess of C5a is produced, causingthe neutrophi...zing many of their defensivefunctions. In essence, sepsis
causes the body's own immune system to disarm itsability to fight the disease. Researchers, led by P...