Sepsis (/ˈsɛpsɨs/; Greek σῆψις, putrefaction and decay) is a potentially fatal whole-body inflammation (a systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS) caused by severe infection. Sepsis can continue even after the infection that caused it is gone. Severe sepsis is sepsis complicated by organ dysfunction. Septic shock is sepsis complicated by a high lactate level or by shock that does not improve after fluid resuscitation. Bacteremia is the presence of viable bacteria in the blood. The term septicemia, the presence of microorganisms or their toxins in the blood, is no longer used by the consensus committee.Sepsis causes millions of deaths globally each year.
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  • Errors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    … of negligence in the NICU led to serious complications such as a brain injury, our Texas attorneys are happy to review the facts of your case for free and explain the options available to you and your family moving forward. Due to Texas’ tort reform laws, bringing a birth injury case can unfortunately be a complex process. Luckily, most birth injury…

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  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … that resulted from the traumatic experience and the serious injuries. Fortunately, if your dog bite injuries were severe, Pennsylvania law2 allows you to hold the dog bite owner strictly liable for the actions of the dog and seek compensation from the owner for all of your losses. Consult with a Philadelphia Dog Bite Lawyer Today If you incurred…

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  • DOJ Intervenes in $50 Million Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Suit

    … an inpatient .” He also told doctors to misdiagnose patients so that they qualify for inpatient hospitalization. Common misdiagnoses included malnutrition, acute heart attacks and sepsis. Doctors were encouraged to admit patients with Medicare or private insurance. What happened if they were insured? According to Bernsten they were pushed out the door…

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