The Key Component that Sepsis Protocol and Antibiotic Stewardship Have in Common

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Sepsis is a silent killer that the majority of Americans have never heard of. According to a survey conducted in 2011 by Sepsis Alliance, nearly 60% of those surveyed said they had never heard the term, “Sepsis.” Sepsis is what our grandparents commonly referred to as a, “blood infection.” It …

World Sepsis Congress: Discussing the Results of the ProACT Trial

By the bioMéreiux Connection Editors The Global Sepsis Alliance estimates that sepsis affects around 30 million people each year and results in between 6 and 9 million deaths. Because of that, research aimed at combating sepsis remains vital. Accordingly, the World Sepsis Congress closed with presentations on significant sepsis research over the last two years. …

World Sepsis Congress: Importance of Pathogen Detection and Sepsis Markers

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Wednesday, September 5th kicked off the start of this year’s World Sepsis Congress, a series of interactive sessions dedicated to the fight against sepsis. Over the course of 17 sessions, the speakers cover a full range of issues, from epidemiology and pathogen detection to treatment and patients’ stories. Session 6, …

Maryland Mom, Misdiagnosed with Flu, Survives Sepsis to Walk Down the Aisle

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors On Christmas Eve in 2014, Amanda Flores, a 36-year-old mother of two, went into septic shock. She awoke in February as a quadruple amputee. Ms. Flores was young, healthy, and active—so how did she come so close to death from a condition that more often strikes at-risk groups like the …