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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sepsis" returned 4092 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of Early Exercise Rehabilitation on Functional Recovery in Patients with Severe Sepsis.
 

Author(s): Jin Young Ahn, Je Eun Song, Hea Won Ann, Yongduk Jeon, Mi Young Ahn, In Young Jung, Moo Hyun Kim, Wooyoung Jeong, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, June Myung Kim, Sungwon Na, Sung Rae Cho, Jun Yong Choi

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2018 Sep;59(7):843-851.

 

Severe sepsis is associated with functional disability among patients surviving an acute phase of infection. Efforts to improve functional impairment are important. We assessed the effects of early exercise rehabilitation on functional outcomes in patients with severe sepsis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Plasma miRNA-223 correlates with risk, inflammatory markers as well as prognosis in sepsis patients.
 

Author(s): Xiaoling Wu, Junhui Yang, Li Yu, Ding Long

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11352.

 

The purpose was to evaluate the role of plasma microRNA-223 (miRNA-223) in risk and prognosis in sepsis patients, and its correlation with inflammatory markers.In this study, 187 sepsis patients from July 2015 to December 2016 were consecutively enrolled. Blood samples from septic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fatal Sepsis Associated with Bacterial Contamination of Platelets - Utah and California, August 2017.
 

Author(s): Roberta Z Horth, Jefferson M Jones, Janice J Kim, Bert K Lopansri, Sarah J Ilstrup, Joy Fridey, Walter E Kelley, Susan L Stramer, Ashok Nambiar, Lynn Ramirez-Avila, Amy Nichols, Wendy Garcia, Kelly F Oakeson, Nicholas Vlachos, Gillian McAllister, Robert Hunter, Allyn K Nakashima, Sridhar V Basavaraju

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During August 2017, two separate clusters of platelet transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis were reported in Utah and California. In Utah, two patients died after platelet transfusions from the same donation. Clostridium perfringens isolates from one patient's blood, the other patient's ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Sepsis" returned 826 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prophylactic lactoferrin for preventing late-onset sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yi He, Luying Cao, Jialin Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e11976.

 

Currently, prophylactic use of drugs to promote a healthy gut microbiota and immune system in preterm infants is hot debated, among which lactoferrin is a promising supplementation. However, the effect and safety of lactoferrin to prevent late-onset sepsis (LOS) and necrotizing enterocolitis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The effects of statin therapy on mortality in patients with sepsis: A meta-analysis of randomized trials.
 

Author(s): Mengyan Chen, Mingxia Ji, Xiaoshui Si

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11578.

 

Much controversy persists regarding the role of statins therapy in patients with sepsis. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of statin therapy on mortality from sepsis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Sepsis hyperglycemia in the ICU: from the mechanism to the clinic].
 

Author(s): Larissa Aleman, Julia Guerrero

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 Apr;146(4):502-510.

 

Stress hyperglycemia is frequently diagnosed in septic patients in critical care units (ICU) and it is associated with greater illness severity and higher morbimortality rates. In response to an acute injury, high levels of counterregulatory hormones such as glucocorticoids and catecholamines ...

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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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