Search Tag: Sepsis

ICU Management


2013 14 Mar

Thermo Scientific will be exhibiting at the 33 rd ISICEM in Brussels and will be presenting its procalcitonin (PCT) biomarker. Early identification of sepsis is crucial to improving patient outcomes. Yet sepsis can be difficult to differentiate from nonbacterial infections. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that exhibits a rapid, clinically...Read more

ICU Management


2013 16 May

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first U.S. map that pinpoints hotspots for infection and severe sepsis related-deaths. (Credit: Penn Medicine) First Map of Its Kind Reveals Key Areas for Additional Research and Support Services In the past, researchers have sought to determine...Read more

ICU Management


2013 07 Jun

BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that it obtained the CE IVD Mark under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices for its FilmArray Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel. The BCID Panel tests positive blood cultures and can identify more than 100 blood pathogens known to cause sepsis. Sepsis, a serious medical condition,...Read more

ICU Management


2013 07 Jun

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that after severe trauma injuries or extensive burns, many neutrophils become defective and unable to move, which contributes to septic complications Despite numerous advances in treating infections and disease, effective treatments for sepsis remain elusive. A new discovery published in the June 2013 issue...Read more

ICU Management


2013 14 Aug

Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy group promoting sepsis awareness, today announced the honorees for the 2013 Sepsis Heroes gala. Taking place on September 12, 2013 during Sepsis Awareness Month, the event will be held in New York City at Arena Event Space and will bring together sepsis survivors, family...Read more

ICU Management


2013 06 Sep

Hospital laboratories outside the U.S. can benefit from a continued availability of the B·R·A·H·M·S PCT™ assay on ADVIA Centaur® systems, allowing them to diagnose sepsis early and safely. Thermo Fisher and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics renew their non-exclusive, long-term, royalty-bearing agreement for the use of...Read more

ICU Management


2013 18 Sep

Cells called macrophages explode when bacteria enter them and trigger an immune response through a sequence of events that UNC researchers uncovered. Credit: Jon Hagar and Ine Jørgensen. The body’s immune system is set up much like a home security system; it has sensors on the outside of cells that act like motion detectors — floodlights —...Read more

ICU Management


2013 30 Sep

T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, announced that it will provide demonstrations of its flagship test, T2Candida®, for the rapid and sensitive identification of species-specific Candida directly from whole blood, on its T2Dx® instrument at Booth #922 at IDWeek 2013, October 2-6, 2013, in San...Read more

ICU Management


2013 18 Nov

Findings of a study recently conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the Boston Medical Center (BMC) document a considerable decrease in mortality rates caused by severe sepsis over the period of the past two decades.  Evaluating severe sepsis patient data gathered in clinical trials, the research team established that...Read more

ICU Management


2014 14 Mar

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses in the intensive care unit, announced that it will sponsor a research symposium entitled: "SIRS and SEPSIS – New Therapy with CytoSorb®"  at the 34th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine...Read more

ICU Management


2014 18 Mar

According to an Australian/New Zealand study, released early in JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, it appears that during the years 2000 to 2012, a reduction in the risk of death for critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis or septic shock was registered. This...Read more

ICU Management


2014 20 Mar

Comparing three treatment methods shows same survival rate According to a five-year clinical study named ProCESS, for Protocolised Care for Early Septic Shock, and published online on March 18, 2014, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the survival rate for patients with septic shock was the same regardless of whether they received treatment...Read more

ICU Management


2014 24 Mar

A recent study undertaken by an international team of academics and published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, has investigated the causes that turn localised infections into the life-threatening systematic disease sepsis, and has found genetic evidence pointing at one single bacteria as the cause. This is the first time that such as...Read more

ICU Management


2014 27 May

An unexpected global distribution of the Staphylococcus capitis (S. capitis) NRCS-A clone is implicated in cases of late-onset sepsis in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The multi-resistant pathogen flourishes in the specific environment of NICUs, according to research conducted in Lyon, France and presented earlier this month at the European...Read more

ICU Management


2014 18 Jun

Sphere Medical, a leading developer of innovative monitoring and diagnostic devices for the critical care setting, is pleased to announce that  it has achieved CE mark for the Proxima system, a patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser.  Frequent measurement of arterial blood samples is an important component in the effective management...Read more

ICU Management


2014 31 Aug

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has significantly decreased the morbidity/mortality associated with HIV infection in industrialised countries. cART has also resulted in a decrease in opportunistic infections and hospital admissions. However, while combination antiretroviral therapy has led to better outcomes in patients infected with HIV,...Read more

ICU Management


2014 15 Sep

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals that treat the most cases of severe sepsis and lower rates of inpatient deaths among those patients. Sepsis is one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine. Patients are more likely...Read more

ICU Management


2014 16 Sep

A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual health care costs for people with serious infections by approximately  $2.2 million  (€1.5 million / £1.2 million).[1] The cost reductions are based on a health economic model from the RApid Diagnosis of Infections in the CriticAlly...Read more

ICU Management


2014 08 Oct

How much does it actually cost to treat sepsis in the ICU? Almost €30,000 according to a study presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Barcelona last week by Marlies Koster-Brouwer, from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. Koster-Brouwer observed that few studies have specifically investigated...Read more

ICU Management


2014 14 Oct

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital sign readings in patients’ electronic health records to automatically alert physicians when a patient has reached a dangerous threshold and should be stabilised. By identifying those patients at high risk for...Read more

ICU Management


2014 24 Oct

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) have developed a new test that could help clinicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis. Currently, a typical diagnosis takes about 24 to 48 hours but with this new test, doctors could start treating patients almost immediately, according to the study published...Read more

ICU Management


2014 06 Nov

Most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, although 23 percent of these patients will return to the hospital within 30 days, according to a new study. The number is noticeably higher than the normal readmission rate at a large academic medical centre, researchers reported. The study findings have been published in Critical Care Medicine...Read more

ICU Management


2015 04 Jan

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system in detecting severe sepsis or septic shock in ED patients. The study was carried out at a tertiary academic medical centre in Saudi Arabia. The results showed  high specificity and sensitivity and negative...Read more

ICU Management


2015 14 Jan

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has announced the appointment of Professor Dr. Michael Quintel to its Medical Advisory Board (MAB). Professor Quintel is a leading clinician within the German and European intensive care profession who fully complements Sphere Medical’s current MAB members.   “Professor...Read more

ICU Management


2015 19 Jan

Hyperoxia may induce vasoconstriction and alter endothelial function. However, recent data suggest a potential therapeutic role of normobaric hyperoxia (NH) in sepsis and cerebral ischaemia. In this study, researchers evaluated the effects of NH on the microcirculation in 40 healthy adult volunteers using side-stream dark field (SDF) video-microscopy...Read more

ICU Management


2015 30 Jan

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) across Tajikistan. As the health professionals primarily responsible for the management of severe cases of influenza infection, these clinicians are likely to be the first to detect severe cases...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 11 Mar

Rehospitalisation within 90 days is common for survivors of severe sepsis, in which internal organs begin to shut down in response to serious infection. Approximately 42 percent of patients who survive severe sepsis return to the hospital within three months, but new research suggest that the same percentage of those readmissions are related to diagnoses...Read more

ICU Management


2015 18 Mar

The key to reducing the burden of sepsis is knowing the scale of the problem, said Simon Finfer (Sydney, Australia), reporting on the deliberations of the Round Table Conference on “Reducing the global burden of sepsis” at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) in Brussels this week. Surprisingly little is known...Read more

ICU Management


2015 25 Mar

A life-support technology called ECMO that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. However, a new study has found that adults treated with ECMO were less likely to die when they were treated at hospitals caring for more ECMO patients per year. That is the key finding of the first large study in patients of...Read more

ICU Management


2015 31 Mar

Is personalised medicine the future for critical care? Hector R. Wong (Cincinnati, USA), speaking at the 35th International Symposium on Critical Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels last month, suggested it is, given that intensivists generally manage heterogeneous syndromes, such as ARDS, AKI and sepsis, rather than  distinct diseases. In critical...Read more