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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…

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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

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