World Sepsis Day 2016

As you might know, today, September 13th is World Sepsis Day.

What is sepsis?

Sepsis has been redefined this year by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as “a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection”.1 This new definition puts more emphasis on the non-homeostatic response to infection and the potential lethality of sepsis.

Nowadays, more people die as a result of sepsis every year than due to breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. Here you can find a short video with the most recent facts concerning sepsis.

For more information please go to the World Sepsis Day homepage: http://www.world-sepsis-day.org/?MET=SEPSISSTART

World Sepsis Day 2016 Infographic

This infographic is brought to you by www.world-sepsis-day.org

[1] http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2492881#Results/Recommendations

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