Septic Shock Starts Earlier Than Previously Understood
Sepsis and septic shock are the leading causes of in-hospital deaths. Dr. Raimond Winslow, Director of the Institute for Computational Medicine and Raj and Neera Singh Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Ran Liu, doctoral student in the lab of Dr. Winslow, say their findings could help provide earlier identification of the patients who are closest to the rapid period of septic shock when an infection overwhelms the immune systems, resulting in organ failure and death. Their findings have been published in eLife online journal.
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