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September Sepsis by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 11:27am Dr. Jim O'Brien at OSU Medical Center reminds us that September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis Alliance is asking its partners and friends to help spread the word and encourage action to as many people as possible.  How can you help? To encourage awareness of sepsis, SA is planning some activities for Sepsis Awareness Month and we n ... Read on »
Model in Brazil loses hands and feet - Sepsis by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 23 Jan 2009 5:03pm Sad story and again talks about an undiagnosed urinary infection that lead to Sepsis.   Perhaps we will hear more but I am curious if some antibiotics would have taken care of the situation?  Again, speaking from the blind side all the details are not given but normally for an infection, some type of antibiotic treatment usually follows? The ... Read on »
Sepsis Update – Hospital Error in New York and Technology that can help by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:29am This is an update on a post from a short while back about a woman in New York that was sent home, only to have Sepsis set in and had both her hands and feet amputated.  The video shows how she is working to get back to a somewhat normal type of life with prosthetics to help her walk.  After watching the video, it seems to make some of the problem ... Read on »
NYC Mom Sues Hospital After Losing Both Hands and Feet – Infection lead to Sepsis by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 23 Nov 2008 11:35am   Sepsis is  a systemic inflammatory response to infection which can progress to circulatory system dysfunction, multiple organ failure, and eventually death. Severe sepsis is common, with over 750,000 cases diagnosed in the United States each year. It is the tenth leading cause of death worldwide, killing approximately one person every minute. ... Read on »
Woman Lost Her Limbs Due to a Kidney Stone Infection and Sepsis– Legal Case Continues by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 1:15pm This could be anyone’s biggest nightmare.  This happened a number of years ago before electronic medical records were coming of age, but rather were in the infancy stage.  It does show how vital records can be in an emergency situation.  Recently there were a couple other stories like this in the news, the woman in New York and the model in Brazi ... Read on »
Vanderbilt University Sepsis Detection Technology Update – Added Management to Detection Process by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 10:52pm After deployed the very first alert initiated  an attending physician to begin antibiotic therapy for a patient.  They average 3-4 alerts daily in a 25 bed ICU unit.  Work has just started on adapting the language and knowledge to chronic heart failure.  I originally posted this story back in March of 2008 with the start of the project. The h ... Read on »
First World Sepsis Day September 13th, 2012–Deadly Disease That Kills Many Every Year by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Sep 2012 11:28am Sepsis is beginning to be in the news a lot more of late with awareness and that’s a good thing.  You can read a couple of the links below that reference some past articles about what it is and what it does.  We probably all remember the stories of the model in Brazil and the woman in Brooklyn who’s diagnosis was missed and lead to Sepsis.  The ... Read on »
Kaiser and Liverpool set examples on sepsis by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Jul 2011 11:50am I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Alan Whippy and some of her colleagues from Kaiser Permanente this past weekend.  We got to talking about the recent work they had done on sepsis detection and treatment.  I had missed her presentation last December at the IHI National Forum.  You can see the summary here .  An excerpt [W]e developed an algori ... Read on »
Used for the detection ofSepsis ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm Used for the detection of Sepsis in the ER.... I recently posted an article about Vanderbilt University's technology to facilitate defining the symptom as quickly as on the move with data systems to handle....BD BRAHMS USA, Inc announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F ... Read on »
DARPA To Enlist Fold It Crowd Sourcing Game to Help Identify Proteins To Help Identify More Information About Sepsis And Develop by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Sep 2012 1:14am The concept is quite simple at the gaming point of view where you try to make the protein fold in the best way possible with points being given for stability via hydrogen bonding, compacting, hydrophobic and hydrophilic positioning of lateral protein chains, etc. The “better” you fold your protein, the more points you  achieve.  The link b ... Read on »