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Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants

By | August 16, 2017

An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India. 

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image: T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified

T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified

By | June 20, 2017

Overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it.

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image: A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted

A Blood Test To Determine When Antibiotics Are Warranted

By | July 7, 2016

Scientists can assay gene activity to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.

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Diagnosing Sepsis

By | May 14, 2015

An 11-gene set may help identify sepsis early, before it’s too late.

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Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device

By | September 14, 2014

An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins.

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More Questions About IV Drug

By | October 18, 2012

Another clinical trial raises concerns about the efficacy and safety of a common intravenous treatment for patients that have lost large amounts of blood.

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FDA to Debate Starch Treatment

By | August 31, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration will consider whether or not to stop the use of intravenous starch solutions to replace lost blood.

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Kerfuffle Over Antishock Drug Paper

By | August 3, 2012

A slight flaw in a study on the effectiveness of a drug widely used to combat shock in critically injured patients almost gets a Danish researcher sued for millions.

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Withdrawn Sepsis Drug Vindicated

By | July 17, 2012

A new study suggests that a drug for blood poisoning that was withdrawn by its manufacturer does work after all.

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