New research has identified four novel sepsis phenotypes, suggesting these could be relevant for understanding the heterogeneity of treatment effects and help to explain recent clinical trial failures.
ECCMID19: Mortality rate in bloodstream infections varies hugely depending on the causative organism
Research presented at ECCMID has highlighted large variations in mortality rate associated with different bloodstream infections, as well as the threat posed by these infections.
A computer-aided model that uses routinely collected data could identify the early symptoms of sepsis, according to new research.
A new rapid microelectrode device for the earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.
Findings from a study at Portland State University suggest the severity of sepsis development and the subsequent outcome can be worsened through eating a ‘Western’ diet, high in both sugar and fat.
Antimicrobial resistance and sepsis are inherently interconnected issues, but are campaigns for antibiotic stewardship competing against sepsis awareness campaigns with regards to their messages on antibiotic use?
A study presented at ECCMID has suggested patient outcomes for Gram-negative bacteremia are similar in the case of 7 days and 14 days of antibiotic treatment, suggesting a shorter course length could be beneficial.
Could carbon monoxide be used to manage sepsis-related lung injury? – an interview with Bryan Kraft, MD
In this interview, we speak to Dr. Bryan Kraft, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University, about his research into carbon monoxide as a potential therapy to treat ARDS and the clinical trial for this therapy that is currently underway.
A small clinical trial has demonstrated that an IL-7 drug that revs up the body’s immune system holds promise in sepsis patients, potentially offering a new approach to improve survival rates.
A new study has revealed that serum IgA antibodies deliver a protective barrier against polymicrobial sepsis in mice, providing us with a further understanding of its role in host protection.