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Notes on sepsis

Sepsis (blood poisoning) is a life threatening illness reflecting the body’s release of inflammatory cytokines in response to the presence of bacterial and/or fungal pathogens in the bloodstream. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in US hospitals. Mortality from sepsis [...]

PCR finds hidden viruses in sepsis

The life-threatening infection sepsis remains a leading cause of death in hospitals. According to a recent study, PCR has been used to spot latent viruses that lay dormant in the body and are reactivated in sepsis. This provides evidence to [...]

PCR techniques can improve rapid infection diagnosis

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques have potential in faster and more accurate diagnosis of infections. PCR and eye infection Researchers at the Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Tamil Nadu, India, have used quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) for [...]

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