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Sepsis linked to 1-in-5 deaths worldwide: study

Paris - Sepsis played a direct role in the deaths of 11 million people in 2017, almost twice as many as previously estimated, according to a study published Thursday.

Q&A: Predictive AI can help to prevent sepsis Special

Healthcare facilities, like Virginia’s Sentara Healthcare and Alabama's Southeast Healthcare, are using AI to predict which patients are likely to become septic and prevent the life-threatening condition. Expert Dr. John Showalter explains how.

Microfluidics device diagnoses sepsis in minutes

Time matters greatly in hospitals and this includes undertaking diagnoses as rapidly as possible. A new automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition sepsis within a few minutes.

Faster and accurate test for sepsis invented

Tongde - Medical technologists have constructed a test designed to rapidly and reliably diagnose sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication arising from bacterial infections.

A cure for sepsis? Chance discovery could save lives

A chance discovery by a medic working at Eastern Virginia Medical School could be the basis of a cure for sepsis. The discovery could lead to thousands of lives being saved each year.

Rapid method for diagnosing sepsis

Although there are tell-tale signs for sepsis (such as a rise in body temperature and faster breathing), a fast diagnoses is essential. Traditional methods use blood culture, which takes time. To overcome this, a rapid method has been developed.

September 13 is World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day is an international day of action and awareness-raising, supported by organisations around the world. It is coordinated internationally by the Global Sepsis Alliance, a collaborative group of non-profit organisations.

No contraception and botched abortions way of life in Uganda

In Uganda, abortions are historically a subject people don't talk about. Most women think abortions are illegal, and this has resulted in fear and secrecy because of a lack of clarity over Uganda's abortion laws by its government.

Op-Ed: New York child’s horrible death from septic shock rings alarms

New York - The death of 12 year old Rory Staunton was terrible but revealing case of the risks of sepsis. A cut on the arm led to rapid onset of sepsis, and an agonizing experience for the boy and his family.

How can sepsis kill?

If you've never heard of sepsis, pay attention. It causes more than 25 deaths a day in Canada (outside Quebec) and has a mortality rate higher than for heart attacks.
 

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