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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Objective: Severe sepsis remains a poorly understood systemic inflammatory condition with high mortality rates and limited therapeutic options outside of infection control and organ support measures.
And 10% of the 1,000 children aged under five admitted to hospital each year with severe sepsis will die.
Twenty-four patients hospitalized in a medical intensive care unit with severe sepsis were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, intravenous vitamin C infusions every 6 hours for 4 days or placebo (5% dextrose).
May 29 (SeeNews) - Belgian cell therapy specialistA TiGenixA (EBR:TIG) said Thursday the results of a Phase I clinical trial of Cx611 in severe sepsis confirm the product's safety and tolerability.
Hospital readmissions following severe sepsis often are preventable.
Patients with severe sepsis must be diagnosed as quickly as possible and treated within minutes and hours to optimize outcomes, including hospital survival and length of stay.
The aim of this study was to compare a well-validated means of determining comorbidity, the Charlson Comorbidity Score, to other verified risk stratification models in predicting one-year mortality and other outcomes in emergency department patients with severe sepsis and sepsis with shock.
While higher rates of sepsis, severe sepsis and prolonged hospitals stays were found to be associated to PCN, the researchers cautioned that certain important variables required for comparison are not included in available data.
Severe sepsis (sepsis that has progressed to cellular dysfunction and organ damage or evidence of hypoperfusion) and septic shock (sepsis with persistent hypotension despite adequate fluid resuscitation) represent significant stages of sepsis that increase mortality rates for patients.
A contributing factor to these study results could be advances in the standard of care for treating severe sepsis over the past 10 years.
with severe sepsis with multiple organ failure when added to best
Severe sepsis screening: Since 2007, we have used a severe sepsis screening tool in the PICU and on pediatric rapid response team calls.

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