New Study on Sepsis Outcomes in Delaware

Dec 3, 2018

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A new study has been conducted on Sepsis -- a major cause of death among Delawareans.

Drexel University researchers found that impaired kidney function is one of the major indicators for death from sepsis.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the study showed that treating the infection within 24 hours of being admitted to a hospital lowered the death rate.

While low blood pressure is symptom of the infection the study discovered that those with low blood pressure were more likely to survive.

The News Journal reports that sepsis was one of the 10 leading causes of death in Delaware in 2016 with 143 people dying of the disease.

The study analyzed more than Delaware 200,000 medical records.

One third of all patients who die in hospitals are septic.