March 19, 2020

The answer is a qualified “yes”. On March 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a guide line document with detailed instructions on the clinical management in case an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is suspected, also known as the novel coronavirus (1). The guide line...

January 22, 2020

We knew that treatment for sepsis is crucial and urgent for the health and survival of millions of people throughout the world, and Lancet is now confirming this with some shocking statistics. Rudd et al. (2020) present the most robust study yet on sepsis incidence and morta...

November 13, 2019

Sepsis is unquestionably one of the most fatal conditions of our time, yet even patients who survive sepsis are still very much affected by the experience;

October 22, 2019

Hemotune focuses on controlling sepsis; the intense, and often life-threatening, response of the immune system to defend against pathogens and pathogen-derived proteins in the bloodstream. Although sepsis and septic shock are quite extreme manifestations of infection, every...

September 13, 2019

Sepsis arises from the urgency of the human body to attack infection - so much that the patient’s life is in danger. It is estimated that 30 million people are affected by sepsis annually, including 4 million newborns and children. Six million of these patients will die(1),...

August 29, 2019

It has been well documented that sepsis can happen to almost anyone and thus awareness is paramount in ensuring that appropriate and timely treatment is given. Although symptoms can vary, noticing a few signs early can prove life-saving.

Symptoms indicating the possibility of...

November 12, 2018

A recent article published in the Lancet highlights the rising threat to public health by antibiotic resistant bacteria. It is based on analysis of European health data from the year 2015. The study states that the burden of infection from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is si...

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