Early sepsis detection is a need as the rate of sepsis has increased by 1.5%. Sepsis kills more patients than any form of cancer, and HIV/ AIDS thus having a high mortality rate.
Despite studying biology in depth, still there are many biological facts and figures that remain unknown to the doctors, biologists and researchers. As a common people we come across new health-related research, and their treatment only when we face health problems. Sepsis is one of such diseases!
Sepsis is a serious medical condition which occurs due to the overwhelming immune response to infections caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. To fight against such infections, body releases chemicals. When these chemicals trigger widespread inflammation, it results in blood clots, leaky blood vessels and in serious cases organ failure.
Symptoms of sepsis are, fever, chills, rapid breathing and heart rate, rash, confusion, and disorientation, similar to other medical conditions and so it is difficult to recognize. Millions of people get affected by sepsis every year and 15-20% lose their life as it is a sudden condition to occur and becomes uncontrollable in patients with severe diseases like cancer. Though sepsis is completely curable, it depends on patients’ condition if it has long term effects or it can be cured completely.
The need for detecting sepsis at early stages is a severe need, and this was understood by a company in healthcare services at ‘Beckmen Coulter’. A company is dedicated to improved healthcare services for decades and now is playing a major role in the industry due to its products.
Early sepsis detection is a need as the rate of sepsis has increased by 1.5%. Sepsis kills more patients than any form of cancer, and HIV/ AIDS thus having a high mortality rate. By looking at patients symptoms, an alert is given to doctors for sepsis test. The WBC count test is done, the changes happening in the WBC count can detect sepsis within an hour. This has reduced the mortality rate due to sepsis.