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Confirmed: Aggressive Septic Shock Protocol Does Not Reduce Deaths (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds no benefit even among sickest patients (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Norepinephrine Shortage Tied to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths Norepinephrine Shortage Tied to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths
A shortage several years ago of norepinephrine used to treat septic shock was tied to an increase in deaths among patients with the condition, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Septic Shock Deaths Increased with Hospital Drug Shortage (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds strong association between norepinephrine shortage and deaths (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3 Criteria for In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients With Suspected Infection Presenting to the Emergency Department
This piece of research has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that among patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected infection, the use of qSOFA resulted in greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than did either SIRS or severe sepsis. These findings provide support for the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) criteria in the emergency department setting. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug shortage in 2011 tied to increased deaths
(Reuters Health) - - A shortage several years ago of a drug used to treat a deadly infection known as septic shock was tied to an increase in deaths among patients with the condition, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shortage of drug to treat low blood pressure from septic shock associated with increased deaths
Patients with septic shock admitted to hospitals affected by the 2011 shortage of the drug norepinephrine had a higher risk of in-hospital death, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Survival Benefit and Cost Savings of a 3-Hour Sepsis Bundle Survival Benefit and Cost Savings of a 3-Hour Sepsis Bundle
Find out about the survival and cost benefits associated with a three-hour sepsis bundle for severe sepsis and septic shock.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Adrenomed AG: Adrecizumab is Safe, Well-tolerated and Shows Additional...
Phase-I study demonstrates excellent tolerability and safety of Adrecizumab in healthy subjects. Adrenomed AG plans second Phase-II study in acute heart failure, in addition to septic shock.(PRWeb March 08, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14127485.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Septic shock surveillance should be based on clinical data, not billing codes
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Tracking sepsis rates and outcomes is challenging because it is a heterogeneous syndrome without a definitive 'gold standard' test. In the February issue of CHEST, investigators compared the effectiveness of claims-based surveillance using ICD-9 codes with clinical-based data and specific diagnostic parameters. Their findings suggest that surveillance based on clinical criteria is a more reliable way to track cases of septic shock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Orexin as a potential drug for treating septic shock
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition due to excessive immune responses to infection that damages the patient's own tissues and organs. In septic shock, the severest stage of sepsis, the blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level, often leading to multiple organ failure and death. To date, there is no effective therapy yet available for septic shock. Recent findings may be a breakthrough in developing a silver bullet for the treatment of septic shock. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock updated
This updated guideline was produced by 55 international experts; with the most important changes and advances in the guideline being in the domains of initial resuscitation and antibiotic therapy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

News: Hydrocortisone Fails to Prevent Septic Shock
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock
This Synopsis of Clinical Guidelines gives a summary of the clinical problem, examines the evidence base, looks at benefits and harms and outlines areas in need of future study or ongoing research (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surviving Sepsis Guidelines: A Continuous Move Toward Better Care of Patients With Sepsis
The updated guideline was generated by 55 international experts representing 25 international organizations involved in the care of patients with sepsis and providing 93 recommendations on early management of sepsis and septic shock. There are numerous major advances in the revision of the guidelines. Among the various topics covered, initial resuscitation and antibiotic therapy are the domains in which the most important changes and advances were made. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis Gets an Upgrade
Conclusion “These updated definitions and clinical criteria should clarify long-used descriptors and facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of patients with sepsis or at risk of developing it. This process, however, remains a work in progress. As is done with software and other coding updates, the task force recommends that the new definition be designated Sepsis-3. With the 1991 and 2001 iterations being recognized as Sepsis-1 and Sepsis-2, respectively, to emphasize the need for future iterations.” Clinical Take Home Points Sepsis = Life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulat...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pro Bono: Stay Current on EMS Standards of Care to Avoid Liability Risk
Medical care is advancing at a very rapid pace. New technologies, new medications, and new or modified patient care procedures affect our practice of EMS as well as our potential liability. We must keep up with what's happening in the world of evidence-based healthcare. The public expects us to drive the standard of care forward and provide the best possible healthcare with the latest technologies and procedures. EMS agencies that don't keep up with current research and improvements in patient care procedures will not only be left in the dust, but could also end up under a pile of litigation. It's not just new technologies...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen R. Wirth, Esq., EMT-P Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Septic Shock With No Diagnosis at 24 Hours Septic Shock With No Diagnosis at 24 Hours
Do outcomes differ between early- and late-confirmed cases of septic shock?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Qualitative feasibility study to inform fluids in shock (FISH) A Pilot randomised controlled Trial of Fluid Bolus Therapy in Septic Shock
There is increasing evidence that fluid overload may be associated with harm in paediatric critical illness. Fluids in Shock (FiSH) is a combined feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to determine if restrictive fluid bolus therapy (10  ml/kg) is more beneficial than current recommended fluid bolus therapy (20 ml/kg) in the resuscitation of children with presumed septic shock. This qualitative feasibility study aims to explore: acceptability of the proposed pilot RCT, including the prospect of research without prior consent (R WPC); other potential barriers to conduct of the pilot RCT; participant inf...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe sepsis and septic shock: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we look at the progression of sepsis with Dr. Steve Peters. To listen, click the link below. Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Spectral Announces Appointment of Dr. Masayuki Kaneko to Its Board of Directors
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Spectral Medical Inc. ("Spectral" or the "Company") (EDT.TO) (EDTXF) a Phase III company developing the first treatment for patients with endotoxemic septic shock using a medica... Devices, Personnel Spectral Medical, Toraymyxin, septic shock (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CytoSorb therapy for sepsis
This medtech innovation briefing (MIB) covers CytoSorb therapy for sepsis. It is an extracorporeal blood purification device that can be used to lower cytokine levels in the blood.The innovative aspects are that it is the only CE-marked device designed to lower excessive cytokines, which has the potential to control the excessive inflammatory response and reduce complications.The intended place in therapy would be as an addition to standard treatments, which may include renal replacement therapy, for people with sepsis or septic shock. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Santa's Experiment with Prehospital Thermometers Shows They're Reliable
Santa convened a special Santa Summit at the North Pole two years ago, inviting his elves and reindeer handlers as well as the JEMS editorial staff and medical experts from several countries. The reason: His concern over insidious sepsis and deadly septic shock—conditions he felt EMS agencies should be aware of and, more importantly, do something about. After serving milk and cookies for breakfast, Santa started the summit by defining sepsis as "generalized body poisoning by the products of bacteria," and noted that it's affecting and killing more people than it should.1 He became emotional and said he was ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Which Vasopressor Is Best in Septic Shock? Which Vasopressor Is Best in Septic Shock?
Dr Greg Martin comments on a trial that compared two different vasopressors (with or without steroids) in reducing mortality in septic shock.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Modified Frailty Index (mFI) may help identify THA/TKA patients at increased risk of grade IV complications
According to a study published in the November issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty, the modified frailty index (mFI) may be an independent predictor of Clavien-Dindo grade IV complication (cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, septic shock, pulmonary embolism, postoperative dialysis, reintubation, and prolonged ventilator requirement) in patients undergoing total hip (THA) or total knee (TKA) arthroplasty.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 12, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Baxter recalls select IV fluid filters
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) is recalling its 50mm 0.2 micron filter used to filter water-based intravenous solutions due to the presence of particulate mater and the potential absence of filter layers. The FDA has labeled the recall as Class 1, indicating “a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death,” according to the agency. The recalled devices are designed for use in hospital pharmacies to filter bacteria and other microscopic matter during the preparation of water-based solutions used for IV administration sets. The filter is designed to a...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Baxter International Source Type: news

Hydrocortisone Doesn't Seem to Lower Risk for Septic Shock in Adults with Sepsis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Low-dose hydrocortisone infusion may not prevent progression to septic shock among adults with severe sepsis, according to a JAMA study.Some 380 adults with severe sepsis who were not in septic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Spectral Medical ’ s Toraymyxin fails pivotal trial
A clinical trial of the Toraymyxin anti-sepsis device made by Spectral Medical (TSX:EDT) failed to meet its primary endpoint, sending share prices on a -81.1% plunge today. Toronto-based Spectral developed a stand-alone pump, the Toraymyxin device, designed for use with an assay to identify endotoxin levels. The system aims to use a 2-column hemoperfusion to remove septic toxins from the bloodstream; Spectral Medical licenses the technology for the North American market from Japan’s Toray Industries (TYO:3402). The company, which has said it plans to file its final pre-market approval module with the F...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Wall Street Beat Spectral Medical Inc Source Type: news

New discovery about cellular root of inflammation 'could aid arthritis treatment'
Scientists have made a new discovery about the key cellular processes that cause inflammation in the body. New research from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin has been published in the leading scientific journal Cell, and could potentially open the door for new treatments for inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoidarthritis. How cells can cause inflammation To make this breakthrough, the team examined the function of macrophage cells, which play a key role in triggering the body's inflammation response to infection, before later putting the brakes on that initial response and rep...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - September 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

A Novel Approach to the Shocky Child
  Start with three quick bedside ultrasounds and you might avoid an unnecessary IV push An 11-year-old boy is brought to your emergency department following a few hours of persistent vomiting, irritability and decreasing activity. His mother also reports about two days of fever, decreased appetite and nasal stuffness. On initial evaluation, his vital signs include a heart rate of 128 beats/minute, blood pressure of 82/64 mmHg, respirations of 24 breaths/minute and temperature of 101.50F. Pulse oximetry reveals 98% saturation on room air while capillary refill time is approximately 5 seconds. His activity is reduced an...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Briton has been stuck in hospital since APRIL after he was paralysed in fall in Cyprus
Ben Wernham, 33, is paralysed from the neck down after the accident in Cyprus and has been in hospital ever since his flight back to the UK, during which he almost died of septic shock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover missing link in septic shock
An important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body ’s immune system to an infection, has been revealed by researchers. In this condition, the brain is unable to curb an inflammatory response, causing organ failure or ‘septic shock’. This scenario is the most frequent cause of death in intensive care units. As it turns out, information about in fections is passed to our brain via extracellular vesicles, small particles in brain fluid, researchers say, adding that the discovery might give rise to new strategies to treat sepsis and even other inflammatory conditions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Efforts to Improve Pediatric Septic Shock Care Are Paying Off Efforts to Improve Pediatric Septic Shock Care Are Paying Off
A quality improvement (QI) initiative for pediatric septic shock appears to have led to earlier recognition and treatment and decreased mortality in children seen in the pediatric ED of Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) in Utah.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Effective Prehospital Sepsis Screening Tool in Orange County, Fla., Helps Identify Severe Sepsis
Severe sepsis caused by overwhelming infection is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients.1 Early identification and aggressive treatment, particularly in regard to fluid resuscitation and antibiotics, has been shown to improve survival.2 The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has created guidelines for best practices, and federal reimbursement for sepsis care has been tied to resuscitation “bundles” encouraging such guidelines are followed. Clinical identification of sepsis commonly includes two or more of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria in the pr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hunter, MD, PhD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Hospital and EMS Benefits of Prehospital Sepsis Alerts
We know that sepsis is a significant and frequent cause of hospitalization, and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of admissions and deaths annually in the United States.1,2 We also know that the treatment of sepsis and septic shock accounts for a huge financial burden to the healthcare system, with an annual cost approaching $20 billion.3,4 One driving factor in this huge financial liability is the length of stay (LOS) of these patients, which is reported as 75% longer for patients admitted with sepsis than those with other conditions.3 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has therefore prioritized i...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hunter, MD, PhD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Miami EMS Offers New Prehospital Sepsis Tool
Sepsis is a clinical syndrome that complicates severe infection. It’s characterized by signs of inflammation (e.g., vasodilation, elevated white cells, capillary permeability) occurring in tissues that are remote from the infection site.  If left untreated, this response can lead to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome , which causes high mortality. Early identification and the institution of goal-directed therapies can improve outcomes and mitigate progression to a state of shock. Severe sepsis and septic shock are common and expensive medical emergencies. With an estimated yearly incidence of 751,000 cases (3.0...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH, FAAEM, FCCM Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Polk County, Fla., Proves EMS Can Save Lives by Detecting Sepsis & Alerting Hospitals
Sepsis is a whole-body inflammatory, overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sepsis kills approximately 258,000 Americans each year, which ranks it as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.1 Severe cases of sepsis can lead to septic shock, where systemic inflammation causes tiny blood clots to form, blocking oxygen from vital organs. This leads to organ failure and causes a life-threatening drop in blood pressure.2 Severe sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year, and often occurs in peopl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paul R. Banerjee, DO Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

South Carolina EMS Integrates In-Hospital Sepsis Care into Protocols
Medic 29 is dispatched to a college dorm for a female with chief complaint of lower abdominal and flank pain for the past five days. The dorm room appears clean and well kept. The patient appears to be a typical 18-year-old college student. She's lying on her bed and is responsive to verbal stimuli, hot to touch, and tachycardic with weak and thready radial pulses at 128. She reports painful urinating for the past 48 hours, general malaise, weakness and nausea. She appears to have labored respirations with a room air SpO2 reading of 95% and is hypotensive with a systolic blood pressure of 88 mmHg that remains low during tr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jason G. Walchok, NRP, FP-C Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Recognizing Pediatric Sepsis with CHART Mnemonic
Six million children die from sepsis worldwide every year, making it the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children.1 In the United States, almost 50,000 cases of severe sepsis occur in pediatric patients (age 0–19 years old) annually, increasing approximately 13% per year (81% total rise) since 1995.2,3 Of these cases, an estimated 4,400 children die annually, with infants the most susceptible age group as well as the age group in whom sepsis is most severe.2,4 The good news is that, while the incidence of severe sepsis among pediatric patients is rising, the fatality rate among those who receive treatment...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rommie L. Duckworth, LP Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Spectral Medical takes a mystery dive, recovers
Shares in Spectral Medical (TSX:EDT) took a mystery dive yesterday, plunging -33.9% before recovering today and leaving even the sepsis treatment maker shaking its head. Toronto-based Spectral, which earlier this week said it plans to file its final pre-market approval module with the FDA for its Toraymyxin device by the end of the year, said today that “its management and board of directors are unaware of any material, undisclosed corporate developments that would account for the recent decrease in its share price.” EDT shares closed yesterday at about 62.2¢ (C80¢), down from...
Source: Mass Device - August 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Wall Street Beat Spectral Medical Inc Source Type: news

The Effect of Early Goal-Directed Therapy on Outcome in Adult Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials
This meta-analysis shows, a nonsignificant trend toward reduction in the longest all-cause mortality in patients resuscitated with EGDT. However, EGDT significantly reduced intensive care unit mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock patients. TSA indicated a lack of firm evidence for the results. More powered, randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the effects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spectral Medical eyes final PMA bid by year-end for Toraymyxin anti-sepsis device
Spectral Medical (TSX:EDT) said today that it plans to file its final pre-market approval module with the FDA for its sepsis treatment by the end of the year, after the impending release of primary endpoint data from a clinical trial. The Toronto-based company developed a stand-alone pump, the Toraymyxin device, designed for use with an assay to identify endotoxin levels. The system aims to use hemoperfusion to remove septic toxins from the bloodstream. Results on the primary endpoints of the roughly 446-patient Euphrates trial, completed in June, are slated to be released immediately after Sept. 30, Spectral Medical ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Regulatory/Compliance Sepsis Spectral Medical Inc Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Using End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide to Detect Prehospital Sepsis
The termsepsis was originally used over 2,700 years ago in the poems of Homer and in the writings of Hippocrates to describe the processes of “ rotting ” or “ decaying. ”1,2Sepsis is a major cause of emergency department (ED) visits and results in significant morbidity and mortality.3With over a million Americans suffering from sepsis per year, the annual total treatment costs exceed $20 billion,4,5 making septicemia the most expensive inpatient condition to treat in the United States.5Sepsis is caused by systemic inflammation that results from the release of enormous quantities of cytokines and che...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 10, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Arroyo, MBS, BA, EMT-B Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Using End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide to Detect Prehospital Sepsis
The term sepsis was originally used over 2,700 years ago in the poems of Homer and in the writings of Hippocrates to describe the processes of “rotting” or “decaying.”1,2 Sepsis is a major cause of emergency department (ED) visits and results in significant morbidity and mortality.3 With over a million Americans suffering from sepsis per year, the annual total treatment costs exceed $20 billion,4,5 making septicemia the most expensive inpatient condition to treat in the United States.5 Sepsis is caused by systemic inflammation that results from the release of enormous quantities of cytokines and che...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 10, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Arroyo, MBS, BA, EMT-B Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Drug tested as alternative for septic shock
Vasopressin can be used as an alternative to current drug treatment in septic shock and may prevent the need for dialysis for some patients, according to UK critical care researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treatments to improve kidney outcomes for patients with septic shock
Early use of vasopressin to treat septic shock did not improve the number of kidney failure-free days compared with norepinephrine, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vasopressin vs. Norepinephrine: Septic Shock Study
(MedPage Today) -- Which is better for the kidneys? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock Associated With ChikungunyaSevere Sepsis, Septic Shock Associated With Chikungunya
Septic shock and severe forms of sepsis have been identified as potential complications of chikungunya virus infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Septic Shock: How to Avoid this Medical Emergency
Sepsis is a severe medical condition. If left untreated, it progresses to septic shock, a life-threatening illness. Learn all about it with this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Leading the battle against sepsis: A MassDevice podcast with Spectral Medical CEO Paul Walker
Spectral Medical CEO Dr. Paul Walker has been focused on finding a solution to identify and treat sepsis, and specifically endotoxins that are known to trigger it, for over 20 years. Sepsis affects approximately 1 million patients in the U.S. each year, and even more worldwide – and treating the deadly condition has proved to be a challenge for the healthcare industry. For Walker, it’s a challenge worth facing. Walker holds a PhD in biochemistry and has held positions as 1st chief of critical care at the Toronto General Hospital, chief of surgery at the University Health Network and COO of Toronto General Hospi...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Spectral Medical Inc Source Type: news