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Sepsis (INACTIVE)

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  • Problem nurses stay on the job as patients suffer

    Problem nurses stay on the job as patients suffer
    Nurse Owen Jay Murphy Jr. twisted the jaw of one patient until he screamed. He picked up another one -- an elderly, frail man -- by the shoulders, slammed him against a mattress and barked, "I said, 'Stay in bed.' " He ignored the alarms on vital-sign...
  • Warning: Hospitals may be hazardous to your health

     
    How hazardous? A study published in Monday’s edition of Archives of Internal Medicine estimates that 48,000 people died in 2006 after developing sepsis or pneumonia during their hospital stays. Altogether, such infections forced patients to spend an...
  • Willowbrook: Stacy Johnson, 42

     
    Stacy Johnson, a 42-year-old black man, died Monday, Dec. 14, two decades after he was shot in the 2300 block of East 126th Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's......
  • New test detects dangerous bacteria

    Researchers have developed a new test which will help hospitals prevent the spread of a dangerous superbug called Clostridium Difficile Infection or C.Diff. Similar to MRSA and other staph infections, the bacteria are highly resistant to disinfectants and...
  • FDA probes Lilly blood-poisoning treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are looking into evidence that an Eli Lilly drug used to treat blood poisoning worsens the risk of bleeding and can lead to death in certain patients. The Food and Drug Administration says a recently...
  • Poway Mayor Hospitalized

    The Mayor of Poway is hospitalized in critical condition. His family released a statement, saying he's suffering from septic shock related to his ongoing battle with kidney cancer. Septic shock is characterized by widespread infection and low blood...
  • Poway Mayor Loses 4-Year Battle with Cancer

    POWAY, Calif. - Poway Mayor Mickey Cafagna died over the weekend after a four-year battle with cancer.    Cafagna, 65, died Saturday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla from septic shock related to his cancer treatment, according to family friend...
  • Woman Struggling After Losing 4 Limbs

    Woman Struggling After Losing 4 Limbs
    DAVIE, Fla. -- When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different. Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she...
  • What to Do if You Have the Flu

    What to Do if You Have the Flu
    The flu tends to come on suddenly -- you're fine in the morning and aching and shivering that night -- while a cold usually develops gradually over the course of two or three days. Flu usually causes a fever and aches; a cold usually doesn't. Other...
  • Fight against malaria: Battle of life and death

    Fight against malaria: Battle of life and death
    Easter morning, 2008. Dawn Dubsky opened her eyes, her consciousness rising through a soup of painkillers and sedatives. She had been waking sporadically, and every time she did, those watching over her hospital bed shared the same bleak thought: This...
  • Top 10 women's health threats

    Top 10 women's health threats
    Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses. Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...