According to the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis has been named as the most expensive in-patient cost in American hospitals costing billions each year with forty percent of patients diagnosed with severe sepsis not surviving.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month and infectious disease physician and returning guest, Steven P. LaRosa, MD joined me for a comprehensive discussion on this very important topic.
Dr. LaRosa discussed a variety of issues surrounding sepsis to include symptoms, laboratory testing, fluid resuscitation and post-sepsis syndrome to name but a few.
Check out his blog My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine for lots of great information
Other interviews with Dr. LaRosa:
- Infectious disease ‘pearls’: Treatment and diagnostics
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Lyme disease treatment: Some thoughts
- Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated in the Americas
- Diarrhea outbreak kills four in Palawan, prompts ‘state of emergency’
- Malaria ‘superbug’ spreads to Vietnam: ‘This could severely jeopardize malaria elimination efforts’
- Spain: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Cantabria resort sickens a dozen, one dead
- Nigeria: Yellow fever patients in Kwara stable, Measles in Kebbi
- Rhode Island reports 1st human West Nile virus case of the year
- New York City hepatitis A: MSM urged to get vaccinated
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden