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Early sepsis does not stimulate reactive oxygen species production and does not reduce cardiac function despite an increased inflammation status

Sepsis is due to bacterial infection. If it is sustained for several days, it can trigger severe abnormalities of cardiac function which leads to death in 50% of cases. This probably occurs through activation of toll-like receptors

IL-1 Receptor 8: a novel player in immunothrombosis

In addition to be a key component of blood hemostasis and coagulation, platelets have recently been implicated in thrombotic events associated with immune dysfunctions or inflammation. Platelets participate to innate immune responses and inflammation by releasing a

Erythrocytes, not leukocytes, clear bacteria from blood circulation

After discovery of phagocytosis by Elie Metchnikoff in 1882, it has become an axiom that in human body white blood cells (leukocytes) are the main cells that engulf and destroy bacteria and other pathogens. But until recently, there has

CD64 as a sepsis marker

Sepsis is the most common cause of mortality in critically ill patients worldwide. Despite with huge costs, it is difficult to treat sepsis. Early diagnosis sepsis and timely treatment are vital to improving outcomes and lightening the

Electronic health record alerts lead to quicker treatments for patients

In the Emergency Department (ED), patients are initially assessed in a process called “triage.” The patient’s chief complaint is documented along with his or her vital signs, including: heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, and oxygen

How Panax ginseng prevents pneumococcal diseases and sepsis

Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (P. ginseng; common name Korean ginseng) is one of the most popular herbal medicines in Korea and Asian countries. P. ginseng is very well known as a potential immune-modulator on various cancer diseases.