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December 12, 2018

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December 12, 2018

Children May Be Most at Risk of Stab Injuries on Way Home from School

Nov. 6, 2018 — Children may be most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from ... read more

New York State Sepsis Reporting Mandate Appears to Improve Care, Reduce Deaths

Sep. 7, 2018 — A New York State requirement that all hospitals report compliance with protocols to treat severe sepsis and septic shock appears to improve care and reduce mortality from one of the most common ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Use During Surgery Could Improve Cancer Outcomes

Sep. 4, 2018 — The world's first clinical trial (SURGUVANT) evaluating anti-inflammatory use at the time of surgery in colon cancer patients to improve their cancer ... read more

Aug. 30, 2018 — The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol ... read more

Fighting Lung Infection Trumps Wound Healing

Aug. 23, 2018 — The innate immune response to lung infection takes priority at the expense of wound healing, according to a new ... read more

Poor Sleep and Type 2 Diabetes Means Slower Wound Healing

Aug. 20, 2018 — People with Type 2 diabetes who don't sleep well could need more time to heal their wounds, according to a new ... read more

The Medicine of the Future Against Infection and Inflammation?

Aug. 13, 2018 — Researchers have mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances formed in the process. The researchers believe their discovery ... read more

Why Sepsis from a Staph Infection Causes Organ Failure

July 26, 2018 — Scientists have known for some time that one of the reasons a staph infection is so deadly is that the bacteria send out a toxin, known as Alpha Toxin (AT), which quickly worsens sepsis. Scientists ... read more

Sepsis Kills: Prompt Care Saves Kids' Lives

July 24, 2018 — More than one in 10 children hospitalized with sepsis die, but when a series of clinical treatments and tests is completed within an hour of its detection the odds of death shrink 40 percent, ... read more

Robotic Surgery as Effective as Open Surgery for Bladder Cancer

July 11, 2018 — Robotic surgery is as effective as traditional open surgery in treating bladder cancer, according to a new ... read more

July 6, 2018 — A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the ... read more

Nanofiber-Based Wound Dressings Induce Production of Antimicrobial Peptide

July 5, 2018 — Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or ... read more

New Clues to Sepsis May Speed Diagnosis

July 3, 2018 — Researchers have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the body's immune response. This research may also help doctors identify the patients who may ... read more

June 11, 2018 — Researchers have developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals painful, hard-to-treat sores without using drugs. During head-to-head tests, the new bandage healed diabetic ... read more

June 4, 2018 — A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been ... read more

Each Hour of Delay in Detecting Abnormal Lactates in Patients With Sepsis Increases the Odds of in-Hospital Death

May 24, 2018 — Because of a known association between elevated lactate levels and increased mortality, sepsis guidelines mandate that lactate levels should be tested soon after the onset of sepsis. A new study ... read more

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Update Focuses on Critical First Hour

May 17, 2018 — For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated 'Hour-1 Bundle' of the ... read more

May 3, 2018 — Computer simulations of microscopic, protein-coated beads that block bacteria from binding to host cells suggest that the microbeads could help reduce or eliminate bacterial infections in burn ... read more

New Hope for Treating Diabetic Wounds That Just Won't Heal

Apr. 23, 2018 — New research uncovers the role of a particular protein in maintaining diabetic wounds and suggests that reversing its effects could help aid wound healing in patients with ... read more

More Prehospital Deaths May Mean Increased Intensity in Violence

Apr. 16, 2018 — A new analysis of national trauma data shows that trauma patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds and nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a ... read more

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