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Sepsis Pneumonia

Genetic evidence for single bacteria cause of sepsis identified for the first time | The study, which has been published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, examined the events that lead to sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a major human pathogen, in mice. They found that in most cases the bacteria causing sepsis was started by a single pneumococcal cell.

Neonatal sepsis is defined as a clinical syndrome of bacteremia with systemic signs and symptoms of infection in the first 4 weeks of life. When pathogenic bacteria gain access into the blood stream, they may cause overwhelming infection without much localization (septicemia) or may get predominantly localized to the lung (pneumonia) or the meninges (meningitis).

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Medscape: Pasteurella multocida infection (the most common infection contracted from cat bites) also may be complicated by sepsis. Meningitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis, abscesses, pneumonia, endocarditis, and septic arthritis are additional concerns in bite wounds. When rabies occurs, it is almost uniformly fatal.

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from HowStuffWorks

How to Prevent Respiratory Infections

Big year for Pneumonia. Being an ICU nurse, Pneumonia and Sepsis are two of the big hitters of this year. Please take a look at this site to help decrease the odds of this nasty infection! http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/preventive-care/how-to-prevent-respiratory-infections3.htm

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Overdose Addiction| Serafini Amelia| Jeff Conway, 1950-2011 Sepsis, Encephalapathy, Pneumonia and Drug overdose

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Patients who had bacteremia —mainly urinary-tract infections, pneumonia, or sepsis —when admitted to hospital were much more likely to have an MI or stroke within 30 days, compared with healthy controls or patients hospitalized for other reasons, in a new study [1] . "Our study corroborates that acute infection may trigger cardiovascular events,"

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Jeff Conaway Born: 1950-10-05 - Died: 2011-05-27 Cause of Death: Pneumonia with sepsis

from Us Weekly

Reality TV Tragedies: The Saddest and Most Shocking Deaths

Jeff Conaway, Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew - Three years after seeking treatment on VH1's Celebrity Rehab in 2008 -- for addictions to cocaine, painkillers, and alcohol -- the Grease actor was hospitalized for what was initially believed to be a prescription drug overdose. It was later revealed that the cause of his May 27 death was pneumonia and sepsis, a dangerous blood infection. He was 60 years old.

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