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Thursday, September 13, 2012

World Sepsis Day: You Can Survive Sepsis

September 13, 2012 marks the first World Sepsis Day. #in #dox

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is one of the world's most common yet least-recognized illnesses. Every year, 20 to 30 million people across the globe develop sepsis, including over 6 million infants and young children and 100,000 new mothers. Every few seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis.

Time makes the biggest difference.  The proper medical attention within six hours of presentation to the hospital reduces mortality by 16% compared to the exact same medical therapy administered after this six hour window.