Tag Archives: Sepsis

Septicaemia Associated with Increased Dementia Risk (Oncotarget)

Summary There appears to be a statistically significant association between septicemia and a subsequent increased risk of developing dementia (of the non-Alzheimer’s Disease varieties). Full Text Link Reference Chou, CH. Lee, JT. [and] Lin, CC. [et al] (2017). Septicemia is … Continue reading

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Guideline on Sepsis Recognition, Diagnosis and Early Management (NICE / BBC News / RCEM)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published “Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management – guidance” (NG51). This presents recommendations on the identification and assessment people with suspected sepsis; risk factors and risk stratification; and the … Continue reading

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Improving Outcomes for Patients with Sepsis (NHS England / BBC News / Department of Health / PHE)

Summary There are 123,000 cases of sepsis every year in England, resulting in an estimated 37,000 deaths. NHS England’s latest action plan on sepsis is designed to help healthcare professionals (system-wide) to recognise and treat sepsis more promptly. The main … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement Plans for Dementia Care: CQUINS and Enhanced Services (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) has written an account of developments regarding the national dementia CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation), which is now in its fourth year. The emphasis on dementia case finding has … Continue reading

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Sepsis: Lives Could be Saved (BBC News / Health Service Ombudsman / UK Sepsis Trust / ICUsteps)

Summary A Health Service Ombudsman report indicates avoidable mortality in patients with sepsis, having found significant failings in treatment of the condition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to infection. It is more common in elderly people, and can be an extremely … Continue reading

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