Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.
The most common cause of a bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. In this form of pneumonia there is usually an abrupt onset of the illness with shaking chills fever and production of a rust-colored sputum. The infection spreads into the blood in 20%-30% of cases (known as sepsis) and if this occurs 20%-30% of these patients die. Antibiotics often used in the treatment of this type of pneumonia include penicillin amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and macrolide…
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)... Can be caused by many things (sepsis, pancreatitis, etc)... injury to the pulmonary capillary endothelium and alveolar epithelium that results in leakage of protein-rich fluid into the alveoli...Causes alveolar collapse
Patty Duke - (1946-2016) born Anna Marie Duke. Stage, Broadway, film, TV actress and author. Began career as a child star on a soap opera in 1950's. Won the Oscar at age 16. Had her own TV show as a teen. Bipolar and has become an educator and advocate of mental health issues. Cause of death: sepsis from a ruptured intestine at 69.
Post-operative fever is a condition wherein there is an abnormally high temperature following a surgical procedure. Factors that may cause post-operative fever are the following: Wind (pneumonia and atelectasis), Wound (surgical incision infections), Water (urinary tract infection), Walking (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus) and Wonder-drugs (especially anesthesia).