What is sepsis? Sepsis is a huge healthcare problem world-wide with millions of people diagnosed every year. Sepsis and septic shock have a mortality rate of one in every four people and often can cause permanent disability in its survivors (Dellinger et al. 2013). The vastness of this number means the cost of sepsis is not only great in regards to mortality, but also on an economic and social scale. What is Sepsis? Recently there has been updates regarding the definition of sepsis and…
Many people have never heard of #sepsis, or they don’t know what it is. But sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of disease-related death in the United States. The condition can arise suddenly and progress quickly, and it’s often hard to recognize.
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.
What is sepsis? When you get an infection, your body tries to fight it with your immune system. Sepsis occurs when your immune system goes out of control and attacks the organs in your body causing them to shut down.