Sepsis

Common Name(s)

Sepsis

Sepsis is a severe reaction to a bacterial infection anywhere in the body. Symptoms include an increased heart rate, fever, rapid breathing, weakness, and feeling ill. Sepsis can cause damage to many important organ systems in the body. Septic shock occurs when sepsis progresses and a person's blood pressure drops, which is very dangerous and may lead to death. Sepsis is most common in elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. It can usually be treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Sepsis" returned 3731 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Role of surgery in Saprochaete capitata (S. capitata) sepsis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia].
 

Author(s): Jasna Radich R, Carlos Álvarez Z, Ana Valenzuela R, Felipe Castillo H, Francisco Moraga V, Jorge Castillo A

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2017 Aug;145(8):1067-1071.

 

Saprochaete capitata (S. capitata) fungal sepsis is a severe condition with a clinical presentation that is similar to other yeast originated fungal sepsis. It is observed in patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia and neutropenia. We report a 23 year ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Capillary refill time during fluid resuscitation in patients with sepsis-related hyperlactatemia at the emergency department is related to mortality.
 

Author(s): Barbara Lara, Luis Enberg, Marcos Ortega, Paula Leon, Cristobal Kripper, Pablo Aguilera, Eduardo Kattan, Ricardo Castro, Jan Bakker, Glenn Hernandez

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Acute circulatory dysfunction in patients with sepsis can evolve rapidly into a progressive stage associated with high mortality. Early recognition and adequate resuscitation could improve outcome. However, since the spectrum of clinical presentation is quite variable, signs of hypoperfusion ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Kocuria kristinae-caused sepsis in an infant with congenital tufting enteropathy.
 

Author(s): Malik Aydin, Rainer Ganschow, Martin Jankofsky

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. 2017 ;59(1):93-96.

 

Aydin M, Ganschow R, Jankofsky M. Kocuria kristinae-caused sepsis in an infant with congenital tufting enteropathy. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 93-96. Congenital tufting enteropathy (CTE) is characterized by the early-onset of chronic diarrhea and the inability to develop. It is a rare ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Sepsis" returned 750 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of group IIA secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2-IIA) as a biomarker for the diagnosis of sepsis and bacterial infection in adults-A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Toh Leong Tan, Yew Yip Goh

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This paper investigates the role of Group II Secretory Phospholipase A2 (sPLA2-IIA) as a biomarker for the diagnosis of sepsis and bacterial infection in adults. Sepsis and bacterial infection are common problems encountered by patients in the hospital and often carry adverse outcomes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ectodomain Shedding by ADAM17: Its Role in Neutrophil Recruitment and the Impairment of This Process during Sepsis.
 

Author(s): Hemant K Mishra, Jing Ma, Bruce Walcheck

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Neutrophils are specialized at killing bacteria and are recruited from the blood in a rapid and robust manner during infection. A cascade of adhesion events direct their attachment to the vascular endothelium and migration into the underlying tissue. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Accuracy of serum procalcitonin for the diagnosis of sepsis in neonates and children with systemic inflammatory syndrome: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Pontrelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Roberto Buzzetti, Alessandro Jenkner, Sara Balduzzi, Francesca Calò Carducci, Donato Amodio, Maia De Luca, Sara Chiurchiù, Elin Haf Davies, Giorgia Copponi, Alessandra Simonetti, Elena Ferretti, Valeria Di Franco, Virginia Rasi, Martina Della Corte, Luca Gramatica, Marco Ciabattini, Susanna Livadiotti, Paolo Rossi

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A number of biomarkers have been studied for the diagnosis of sepsis in paediatrics, but no gold standard has been identified. Procalcitonin (PCT) was demonstrated to be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of sepsis in adults and showed to be promising in paediatrics. Our study ...

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Dissecting How Peripheral Lymphocytes Are Lost During Sepsis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sepsis

 

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2017

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The Efficacy of Xuebijing Injection on Sepsis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sepsis

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2017

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Efficacy of Thymosin Alpha 1 on Improving Monocyte Function for Sepsis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sepsis

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016

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