World Sepsis Congress: Dads Share Their Daughters’ Battles with Sepsis

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors One way to help prevent sepsis deaths is to raise awareness, about the existence of the condition itself and how to spot signs and symptoms. Some of the biggest advocates of sepsis awareness are survivors or those who have lost a loved one to sepsis. During Session 14 of the …

Season Ending Close Call with Sepsis for MLB Star Proves No One is Impervious to this Deadly Syndrome

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Leonys Martin, a veteran center fielder, joined the Cleveland Indians from the Detroit Tigers, just prior to the July 31 trade deadline. By all accounts, both Leonys and his new team were delighted; Leonys was looking forward to playoff baseball and the managers at Cleveland—who lead the American League Central—were …

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 …

“If I had waited another hour, my husband would probably have died”

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Paige O’Keefe is a laboratory scientist at Health Partners in Minnesota. While she has seen severe infections and sepsis from the perspective of positive blood and urine cultures, she suddenly came face to face with sepsis in an experience that completely changed her understanding of sepsis. Marty O’Keefe, Paige’s husband, …