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Overview

Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection. It often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Sepsis happens when the body suffers from an infection and the chemicals released into the blood to fight the infection[read article]

Tests for Sepsis

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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A blood differential (also called a white blood cell count differential) measures the number of each of the five types of white blood cells present in your blood�...  More
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White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes, are an important part of the immune system. These cells help fight infections by attacking bacteria, viruses, and ...  More
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Blood Gas Analysis
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You have two kidneys, each approximately the size of a human fist. They are located in the back of your abdomen, below the rib cage, one kidney on either side of yo...  More
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Platelet Count
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Sensitivity analysis , also called susceptibility testing, helps find the right antibiotic to kill an infecting microorganism. This test determines the sensitivity ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Sepsis

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Mechanical Ventilation
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Intravenous Rehydration
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Replacement of Catheter
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) includes a wide variety of treatments based on the nutritional status of the patient. The intensity of the therapy varies greatly, r...  More
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Removal of Indwelling Urinary Catheter
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Prescribed Medications for Sepsis

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VANCOMYCIN (van koe MYE sin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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AMPICILLIN (am pi SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral in...  More
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CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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PIPERACILLIN (pi PER a sil in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IMIPENEM; CILASTATIN (i mi PEN em; sye la STAT in) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Sepsis What's this?

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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Chinese herbalists have relied on rhubarb rhizomes and roots for thousands of years. The rhizomes and roots contain powerful anthraquinones and tannins that act as ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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