“The effects of severe sepsis are far reaching and potentially devastating,” says Gary, from his home in Raleigh, NC. “The syndrome of sepsis has a plethora of signs, symptoms, and challenges that can occur together to collectively bring about stunning emotional, physical and cognitive issues.”
Up to half of survivors are left with long-term effects from sepsis, which can be physical, psychological, or both. Those long-term effects are called, “Post Sepsis Syndrome,” (PSS) and can include insomnia, anxiety, depression, memory and concentration issues, extreme fatigue, and disabling muscle and join pain.
The aim of a recent study lead by researchers at the University of Lyon was to evaluate the performance of a multiplex molecular testing platform based on rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
On December 11th, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-TN) introduced House Resolution 1175, with the stated goal of, “Supporting increased awareness of sepsis and the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate intervention.”