Sepsis is a leading cause of death in COVID-19

UCalgary researchers part of Pan-Canadian network to improve treatment and recovery from sepsis

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A recent global report published in The Lancet estimates 75,000 cases of sepsis occur in Canada every year, likely causing 18,000 deaths. For those seriously ill with COVID-19, it is a real threat to their survival, when a person’s immune response becomes out of control and leads to tissue damage, organ failure or death. It can happen at any age, to children and adults.

“Before COVID-19, many people hadn’t heard about sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome — people knew about blood poisoning, but I think most don’t realize that so many Canadians die from this condition,” says Dr. Paul Kubes, PhD, director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and member of Sepsis Canada, a new research network focused on improving our understanding of this deadly infection…..

https://ucalgary.ca/news/ucalgary-researchers-part-pan-canadian-network-improve-treatment-and-recovery-sepsis

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