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Video: New Test Detects Sepsis In Four Hours
New test detects sepsis in four hours
Sepsis affects people of all ages, but it is most dangerous for the elderly.
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Untimely appointment of effective therapy can lead to the death of the patient in just a couple of days. Currently, there are no ways to quickly detect sepsis - this means that while the necessary tests are being done, precious time is spent, and the patient's condition worsens.
Sepsis affects people of all ages, but it is most dangerous for the elderly - in 85% of cases, sepsis is fatal for people over 75 years old. Sepsis not only leads to the death of patients. This condition is also one of the main causes of limb amputation.
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A group of scientists from the Australian National University (Australian National University) reported the discovery of the sepsis gene. They believe that their findings will be useful in developing new effective approaches to combat sepsis.
Researchers from the Texas Tech University (Texas Tech University) have proposed a new way to detect sepsis - using a new test, you can detect a dangerous condition much faster and start treatment in a timely manner.
Dimitri Pappas explained that the new test is not focused on detecting pathogenic bacteria, but helps to assess the developing immune response in the body to the action of dangerous microorganisms. Scientists have created a small chip that can make a correct diagnosis in just four hours.
For the analysis, only a drop of blood is needed. The analysis assesses the level of activation of leukocytes during the development of the immune response in the body. Doctors can run tests multiple times to track the dynamics of the patient's condition and the effectiveness of the therapy.
So far, scientists have tested their invention only on stem cell culture. The next step is to test its performance on human blood.
Source: This new technology could prevent a leading cause of death
Sepsis can kill a person in two days. Normal methods of detecting sepsis take at least that long. But researchers have found a new way to significantly reduce that detection time, giving medical professionals more time to treat the patient.