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. …

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 …

Unusual Case of Newborn with Salmonella Revealed with Rapid Diagnostics

by the bioMérieux Connection Editors A 4-week-old infant was admitted to pediatric ICU at the Lifespan Academic Medical Center in Providence, RI. The baby had a high fever, light sensitivity, tenderness in the neck and head, and was irritable and lethargic, with nausea and no appetite. It was difficult to awaken the child from sleep. …

Poster: Everyone Matters in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Understanding your role in detecting, reducing and preventing the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is key to combating this growing threat. Once we realize how our actions can impact AMR, we can then take appropriate actions to stop and reduce its development and spread. Acknowledging that certain current clinical, industrial, …