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Center for Sepsis Control & Care
The CSCC is located at the Jena University Hospital (JUH), and is one of eight integrated research and treatment centers in Germany. The CSCC is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Its research focuses on all aspects of sepsis, from risk prediction to long-term sequelae.
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Bactiguard is a Swedish medical device company with a mission is to save lives. To achieve this, we provide infection protection solutions that reduce common healthcare associated infections caused by medical devices. Our technology is based on applying an extremely thin layer of noble metals to devices; this prevents bacterial colonization and subsequently reduces the number of infections.
Erin Kay Flatley Memorial Foundation
Over the past year we've been collecting the questions we receive most frequently about sepsis. Please share this information with your friends and family. Don’t see your question on the list? Get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.
Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.
What is sepsis
Pat had a pneumococcus sepsis because he lost his spleen after a car accident as a teenager. He experienced multiple organ failure, followed by critical illness polyneuropathy.
How to prevent sepsis
Sepsis is always caused by an infection, most often by bacteria, but sometimes by fungi or protozoa (such as malaria). That means that preventing infection is one of the best ways to prevent sepsis.
If you, a relative, or a patient feels "severely sick", "that something is wrong", or "are not yourself", and shows any of the following symptoms, you should suspect sepsis: