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Genetic evidence for single bacteria cause of sepsis identified for the first time | The study, which has been published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, examined the events that lead to sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a major human pathogen, in mice. They found that in most cases the bacteria causing sepsis was started by a single pneumococcal cell.

A Leading Cause of Death You Don't Even Know About

"A Leading Cause of Death You Don't Even Know About" by Harriet Brown for Oprah Magazine. To survive sepsis—the 11th leading cause of death in this country—you need to catch it early. But many patients don't even know what it is.

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Today is World Sepsis Day - group B Strep is a major cause of sepsis in newborn babies. Time to stop it. #WSD16 #sepsis #groupBStrep #GBSaware #StrepB #bStrep #groupStrepB #groupBStreptest #groupBStrepsupport #gbss #pregnancy #pregnant #baby #babies #prevention #InformedChoice #WhyGuess

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. GBS is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns.

Short Bowel Syndrome- Caused from having too much of the small intestine removed and why they try and save surgery as a last resort. Most patients will have to be feed thru a stomach tube for Life. Having a port in your stomach can lead to life threatening bacterial infections and Sepsis.

What Causes Sepsis (Blood Infection) in the Elderly?

Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.

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Simple Measures Cut Sepsis Deaths Nearly in Half-Sepsis is a "common" disease that occurs relatively often and affects individuals of all ages. The illness can quickly evolve from being relatively mild to life-threatening. With a mortality rate of over 10%, sepsis is among the seven most common causes of death in North America and parts of Europe. - See more at:

<span class="entry-title">Mitochondrial Dysfunction Seen as Cause of Sepsis-induced Muscle Weakness</span><span class="entry-subtitle">Researchers also found mesenchymal stem cell therapy restored muscle function in a mouse model</span>