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

 

 

Related: Sepsis survivor, Mary Millard, tells her story

Other interviews with Dr. LaRosa: 

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Stethoscope Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka
Stethoscope
Public domain image/Darnyi Zsóka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden