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If there is any suspected SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) or Sepsis, the following lab tests should be collected ASAP: ABG CBC, Complete Metabolic Blood Panel (CMP), Coagluation studies Chest xray, Cardiac enzymes Cultures of bowel, urine, sputum, or any other fluids Lactate levels Urine analysis EKG

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Researchers identify the genetic signature for early, accurate sepsis diagnosis.

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