Tag: "sepsis" at medical news
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...h admission to the intensive-care unit pneumonia, sepsis
(severe infections), gastrointestinal hemorrhage, asthma, COPD, and respiratory failure for the years 2002 to 2003. Medical patients who have an AUD are more likely to develop a critical illness resulting in the need for lifesaving mechanical ve...
Protocol for treatment of sepsis can reduce hospital deaths
More than 215,000 people will die of sepsis
in the United States each year, more than 750,000 ..., and the costs will be nearly $17 billion. Severe sepsis
is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in adults, yet there has been little progress in recent...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
...iotics compared to the control groups. The risk of sepsis
occurring in babies was not significantly different between the groups given probiotics and the control groups. And the time taken for the premature babies to achieve full feeds was less when they were given probiotic supplements, by an average of ...
Statins linked to lower risk of infection
...k of a potentially lethal blood infection known as sepsis
in patients on kidney dialysis. The study is publ...e enrollees who were admitted to the hospital with sepsis
were counted, in order to rule out any subjects who became septic during an unrelated hospital stay....
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...est increase in incident rates were post operative sepsis
(34.28 percent), post-operative respiratory failur...Post-operative respiratory failure Post-operative sepsis
Post-operative abdominal wound dehiscence Transfusion reaction Distinguished Hospital Awards ...
U of M discovers protein linked to elevated BMI in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry
...ch as hemophilia and coagulation disorders such as sepsis
and thrombosis. The university has licensed these proteins to three pharmaceutical companies who are developing them as therapeutic agents. Nelsestuen is recognized on the universitys Wall of Discovery for some of these achievements. Nelsestuen us...
Blood marker helps predict prognosis among those with abdominal infection
...cally. However, continuing or new-onset abdominal sepsis
continues to be a major problem for these patients...l participants, as were other tissue cultures when sepsis
was suspected. The patients were monitored from within 96 hours of their first symptoms to a maximu...
Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage
...es. S. pneumoniae is a leading cause of pneumonia, sepsis
(a potentially life-threatening bloodstream infection) and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). The St. Jude team found that pieces of cell wall from S. pneumoniae that escape from the bloodstream enter n...
Researchers identify new weapon to fight deadly bacterial sepsis
...nd the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis
killed 120,491 hospitalized people in 2000. The same study found cases of sepsis
in the U.S. have risen dramatically in recent decades, nearly tripling from 82.7 cases out of every ...
Pitt to receive $8.4 million from NIH to determine best treatments for sepsis
...e if there is a "golden hour" in the management of sepsis
and septic shock when a prompt, rigorous, standard...ecific treatments, if given early enough, can stop sepsis
in its tracks," said NIGMS director, Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. "The goal is to speed recovery, increase ...
Feinstein Institute's top scientist weighs in on mind-body medicine at conference with Dalai Lama
...flammation in illnesses ranging from postoperative sepsis
to autoimmune diseases to biological threat agents such as anthrax and plague. Because vagus nerve activity can be measured, researchers now have a way to scientifically test the effects of many ancient concepts and Indo-Tibetan practices such as med...
Pall system to detect blood bacteria given CE mark
...of red blood cells. Recent studies have documented sepsis
and death caused by transfusion of contaminated re...rapid and catastrophic event with a quick onset of sepsis
and greater than 60 percent mortality rate. Multiple studies have also documented a link between tr...
Stanford snake venom study shows that certain cells may eliminate poison
...oduced by the body during bacterial peritonitis or sepsis
(bacterial infection in the blood). In perusing the scientific literature, Metz noticed that endothelin-1 bore a striking similarity to sarafotoxin 6b, the most toxic component in the venom of the burrowing asp, or Israeli mole viper. Knowing also ...
Radio wand may help detect sponges left in surgery patients
...f hospital stay after surgery and may also lead to sepsis
(toxins in the blood or tissues), obstruction of the intestines and death. The currently recommended procedure for preventing foreign bodies being left in patients requires operating room staff to count sponges and surgical instruments three times: ...
Patients with history of cancer at increased risk for acquiring and dying from sepsis
...sity School of Medicine. In addition, the risk for sepsis
among male patients was found to be 30 percent gre...cans and other races had nearly twice the risk for sepsis
of Caucasian patients. The results are reported in the June issue of Chest, the peer-reviewed journa...
Study aims to cut deaths from severe infection in hospital wards
...nts. The project will measure the extent of severe sepsis
life-threatening bacterial infection in Scottish ...troke or diabetes have an increased risk of severe sepsis
and a poorer chance of successfully overcoming the infection. About half of intensive care unit pati...
For patients with severe lung injury, less is more
...cally ill with other diseases such as pneumonia or sepsis
(severe and widespread bacterial infection), or who have sustained major injuries. Fluid builds up in the lungs, and as a result, breathing is difficult, and other organs such as kidneys, liver, heart or brain fail if they do not get enough oxygen f...
Steroids do not prolong survival in intensive care patients with ARDS on life support
...cally ill with other diseases such as pneumonia or sepsis
(severe and widespread bacterial infection), or who have sustained major injuries that result in severe fluid building up in both lungs, leading to breathing failure. An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of ARDS patients die. Results of the Late St...
Blood sugar control before surgery associated with fewer infections afterward
...onia, wound infection, urinary tract infection and sepsis
(systemic blood infection), can lead to poor outcomes and high health care costs, according to background information in the article. The risk of infection is higher in patients with diabetes. Controlling blood sugar has been shown to reduce many o...
Novel and pioneering research offers hope for cardiovascular disease
...ular assassins to block arthritis, blindness, lung sepsis
and gut inflammation in experimental animal models, as well as inhibit tumour growth by blocking angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels," said Professor Khachigian. The next challenge for Levon Khachigian and his team is demonstrating how h...