severe sepsis

severe sepsis

A condition defined clinically as 'Sepsis associated with organ dysfunction, hypotension, or hypoperfusion abnormalities (which include) …lactic acidosis, oliguria, or an acute alteration in mental status; SS is part of a continuum of a biologic inflammatory response to infection that evolve toward septic shock. See Sepsis, Septic shock, SIRS.
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The results of a new study suggest that intravenous administration of vitamin C in combination with hydrocortisone and thiamine can markedly decrease the mortality rate and preserve organ function in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.
Doctors now divide it into three stages - sepsis, severe sepsis and sepsis shock - and the earlier it is diagnosed the better the chance of survival.
Purpose: Severe sepsis and septic shock, if treated appropriately, have high rates of survival.
9 percent for severe sepsis, and higher for septic shock.
The consensus proposal incorporated a introduction of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria for early identification of sepsis, defining sepsis as 2 SIRS criteria in patients with known or suspected infection, and severe sepsis as sepsis associated with organ dysfunction, hypoperfusion, or hypotension.
Researchers from the study, titled Serial Procalcitonin Predicts Mortality in Severe Sepsis Patients: Results From the Multicenter Procalcitonin MOnitoring SEpsis (MOSES) Study, investigated the use of the BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay to assess risk for 28 day all-cause mortality for patients diagnosed with severe sepsis or septic shock in 13 U.
LEUVEN, Belgium, January 31, 2017 -- Ti-Genix NV (NASDAQ:TIG) announced that the first patient has been enrolled and treated in its Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for Cx611 (SEPCELL) in the treatment of severe sepsis in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
LEUVEN, Belgium, January 31, 2017 -- TiGenix NV (NASDAQ:TIG) announced that the first patient has been enrolled and treated in its Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for Cx611 (SEPCELL) in the treatment of severe sepsis in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
was diagnosed with severe sepsis secondary to pneumonia, a serious form of blood poisoning.
2) The incidence of severe sepsis is much higher among the elderly when compared with younger patients, and this difference is greater particularly in the group between 75 and 79 years of age, and the incidence of sepsis among patients over 65 is almost 13 times higher than in younger patients (26.

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