Lack of recognition of sepsis criteria by Emergency Department ED physicians is one of the most common causes of ED claims activity. Sepsis is caused when an infection triggers a dangerous body-wide response that typically includes fever, weakness, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing rate, and an increased number of white blood cells. The response also affects many internal organs, such as the kidneys, heart, and lungs, which all may begin to fail. Sepsis that causes dangerously low blood pressure is called septic shock. This is a life-threatening condition which causes internal organs to receive too little blood, resulting in their malfunction. In this study, we evaluate two patient cases that resulted in death, and offer some guidance as to how physicians can prevent this outcome.
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Our medical negligence solicitors acted on behalf of Mr H, who passed away from sepsis after arriving at hospital with abdominal pain. Mr H was admitted to hospital after developing abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with a complete blockage of the superior mesenteric artery in his abdomen, and bowel ischaemia in a segment of the terminal ileum part of the small intestine. He was also diagnosed with extensive pneumatosis which suggested impending bowel necrosis. Mr H underwent surgery that evening to resect part of his small bowel. He then returned to surgery on two further occasions to have his gall bladder removed and reconstruct his ileostomy.
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Follow Us On Facebook. Sepsis is a serious medical condition that affects 30 million people annually, with a mortality rate of approximately 16 percent worldwide Reinhart, The severity of this disease process is not well known to the public or health care workers. Often, health care providers find sepsis difficult to diagnose with certainty.
Infections that are caused by Kluyvera bacteria have been previously reported in the medical literature; however, they seem to be less common. Herein, we report a case of urinary tract infection and severe sepsis caused by Kluyvera ascorbata in a year-old female. We also did a brief literature review of infections caused by this organism in adults.