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.
"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.
Investigators at the Stanford University have identified a pattern of gene activity that could help scientists create a blood test for quickly and accurately detecting whether patients are experiencing a deadly immune-system panic attack known as sepsis. The team state that sepsis is a whole-body inflammation syndrome set off when the immune system wildly over-reacts to the presence of infectious pathogens. It is the leading cause of hospital deaths in the United States, accounting for…
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)... Can be caused by many things (sepsis, pancreatitis, etc)... injury to the pulmonary capillary endothelium and alveolar epithelium that results in leakage of protein-rich fluid into the alveoli...Causes alveolar collapse