Sepsis SepsisRelated Health News « Back to Sepsis Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study FDA: Osteoporosis Drug Reclast Ups Kidney Failure Risk Fraudulent Data May Have Led to Use of Risky Treatment in ICUs Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2011 Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications Health Tip: Do I Need the Meningococcal Vaccine? Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women Severe Sepsis Can Harm the Immune System Stress Disorder May Be Common Among ICU Patients on Ventilators Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn Which Hospital Patients Need Drugs to Prevent Gastrointestinal Bleeding? With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds Stress Disorder May Be Common Among ICU Patients on Ventilators Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study Fraudulent Data May Have Led to Use of Risky Treatment in ICUs Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection Which Hospital Patients Need Drugs to Prevent Gastrointestinal Bleeding? Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn Health Tip: Do I Need the Meningococcal Vaccine? Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B Severe Sepsis Can Harm the Immune System Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2011 FDA: Osteoporosis Drug Reclast Ups Kidney Failure Risk Suggested Reading on Sepsis by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 31 articles Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness directly by infection or indirectly Cellulitis Cellulitis is an acute spreading bacterial infection below the surface of the skin characterized by redness, warmth, inflammation, and pain. The most common Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) Low blood pressure, also referred to as hypotension, is blood pressure that is so low that it causes symptoms or signs due to the low flow of blood through Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra. E. coli, a type of bacteria that lives in the bowel and near MRSA MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria causes skin infections with the following signs and symptoms: cellulitis, abscesses, carbuncles, Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Bladder infection is an infection of the bladder, usually caused by bacteria or, rarely, by Candida. Certain people, including females, the elderly, Group B Strep Group B strep are bacteria called Streptococcus agalactiae that may sometimes cause infections both in a pregnant woman and her newborn. Symptoms include Cough Chronic cough is a cough that does not go away and is generally a symptom of another disorder such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infection, cigarette Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered Internal Bleeding Internal bleeding occurs when an artery or vein is damaged and blood to escapes the circulatory system and collects inside the body. Internal bleeding Seizure (Epilepsy) Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which the person has seizures. There are two kinds of seizures, focal and generalized. There are many causes of epilepsy. Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Potential causes include injections around the bone, fractures that puncture the skin, recent surgeries, and Pulmonary Edema Pulmonary edema (swelling or fluid in the lungs) can either be caused by cardiogenic causes (congestive heart failure, heart attacks, abnormal heart valves) Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The damage is more severe with Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and necrotizing cellulitis. The Phlebitis Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein. Thrombophlebitis is when a blood clot causes the inflammation. Phlebitis can be superficial or deeper in the veins. E. coli (0157:H7) There are many types of E. coli (Escherichia coli ). Pathogenic E. coli can cause urinary tract and bladder infections, or lead to sepsis. E coli O157:H7 Meningitis Encephalitis is a brain inflammation that causes sudden fever, vomiting, headache, light sensitivity, stiff neck and back, drowsiness, and irritability. Bug Bites and Stings Bug bites and stings have been known to transmit insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. Though Shock (Medical) Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, septic shock, anaphylactic shock, cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic Hydronephrosis Distention of the kidney with urine. Hydronephrosis is caused by obstruction of urine outflow (for example, by a stone blocking the ureter). Lymphedema Lymphedema is a condition in which one or more extremities become swollen as the result of an impaired flow of the lymphatic system. There are two types Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection is the most common type of infection acquired by patients while hospitalized. Patients at risk for VRE Snake Bites Pet vipers are a family of poisonous snakes, which includes rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins (cottonmouths). Treatment of poisonous snake Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina) Scarlet fever, a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria, causes symptoms and signs such as fever, rash with a sandpaper-like texture, Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice) Newborn jaundice or neonatal jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the mucous membranes, whites of the eyes, and skin of a newborn. Newborn jaundice Salmonella Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is typically caused by the consumption of contaminated foods. Symptoms of salmonellosis include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, Meningococcemia Meningococcemia is a bloodstream infection caused by Neisseria meningitides. Meningococcemia symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Snake Bite (Snake Bite) There are venomous (poisonous) and nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snakes. A venomous snake bite penetrates the skin and injects, secretes, or spits a toxin See All Related Diseases & Conditions » Medications 4 articles Procedures & Tests 1 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 4 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 3 articles Health News 24 articles Health Features 0 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!