The Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Sepsis | ActiveBeat
Group B Strep Awareness Month 1-31 July 2017 Group B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia. Most of these infections could be prevented, but around half of pregnant women haven’t even heard of group B Strep
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"A Leading Cause of Death You Don't Even Know About" by Harriet Brown for Oprah Magazine. To survive sepsis—the 11th leading cause of death in this country—you need to catch it early. But many patients don't even know what it is.
Genetic evidence for single bacteria cause of sepsis identified for the first time | The study, which has been published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, examined the events that lead to sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a major human pathogen, in mice. They found that in most cases the bacteria causing sepsis was started by a single pneumococcal cell.
Sepsis has become the number one cause of hospital deaths in USA with 258,000 fatalities annually at a cost of over US$ 20 billion annually. 1 In the USA the most prevalent cause of medical error is an “error in diagnosis” at about 6 times the rate of “medication errors”. Of these diagnostic errors, about
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to calm the “genomic storm” that triggers the often-lethal consequences of sepsis. Sepsis, an exaggerated and overwhelming inflammatory response to various infections, is a leading cause of death in the United States and...