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Severe sepsis causes almost 10% of cancer deaths; $CTSO

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | Permalink

In 2004, Dr. Mark Williams and his colleagues from Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis, and Health Process Management, LLC, Pennsylvania analyzed hospitalizations from 1999 across six US states and discovered that ”severe sepsis is a common, deadly, and costly complication in cancer patients. This complication was associated with nearly a three-fold increase in the time spent in hospital. We estimate that the annual hospital costs for these patients exceed US $3 billion annually.” They discovered that “almost 5% of the cancer patients that were hospitalized in the six states were found to have severe sepsis. When extrapolated to the rest of the USA, this corresponds to around 126,000 cases every year.” Hospitalized cancer patients with severe sepsis were more than five times more likely to die than cancer patients who were not severely septic. 37.8% of patients with cancer and severe sepsis died in the hospital in comparison to just 7.2% of cancer patients without severe sepsis. This corresponds to the death of around 46,700 patients every year. ”Our study demonstrates the devastating complication of severe infections in cancer patients. Improvement in infection control, such as early appropriate antibiotics, in this population could have a significant impact on overall cancer survival,” said Williams. Read the full article on Science Blog and the study on Critical Care .  In addition to using antibiotics and other supportive care measures, another promising approach to fight sepsis is the reduction of “cytokine storm” and the removal of other toxic substances from the blood that can cause multiple organ failure – the leading cause of death in the ICU from sepsis and other critical care illnesses. CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO) , a critical care-focused therapeutic device company, is working on this type of blood purification technology. The company’s flagship product, CytoSorb, is an extracorporeal cytokine filter that uses biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads to actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids. It recently achieved European regulatory approval and can now be sold throughout the European Union (E.U.) under the CE Mark to be used in cases where cytokines are elevated. Read more about CytoSorbents and its blood purification technology . 

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Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | Permalink

“Although professionally and personally rewarding for many, home care nursing can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Our study findings suggest that home healthcare work may be dangerous for nurses who work in this setting. These types of injuries are serious as they can result in infection with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.” — Robyn Gershon, DrPH, professor of clinical Sociomedical Sciences Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern October 1, 2009 — Patients continue to enter home healthcare ‘‘sicker and quicker,” often with complex health problems that may require extensive nursing care.

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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | Permalink

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Comet Elenin Hit By An Explosion? Update: NASA Images

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Permalink

Another interpretation is, that the Comet had discharged its enormous load of electricity on Jupiter, possibly becoming a benign entity that’s not a threat anymore. Jana Briz says … This news could not be verified from other sources. The Internet is … That’s something you learn in studying science, there will be those who believe in science, those who believe in religion, and those who believe in a combination of both. ….. http ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ydWGxoNfg …

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Permalink

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