September 13 is World Sepsis Day.
Sepsis is the leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide.
In Norway, about 4000 people die of sepsis each year.
Sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and access to clean health care facilities, clean water and clean births. Most importantly, awareness and knowledge can help to effectively prevent sepsis. Fully 80% of sepsis cases start outside the hospital, but would you recognize sepsis if you saw it?
The Gemini Centre for Sepsis Research marked the World Sepsis Day at a Friday-lecture at St. Olavs Hospital. Erik Solligård and Jan Kristian Damås spoke about the Centre’s research and the latest international advances in sepsis treatment.
A breakfast seminar on sepsis took place at the Medicine and Health Library in the Knowledge Center of NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital. Lise Tuset Gustad, Kristin Vardheim Liyanarachi, Melissa Yan and Nina Vibeche Skei spoke about challenges diagnosing and treating sepsis.
Jan Kristian Damås, Erik Solligård and Tormod Rogne were among the invited speakers at the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID)'s annual conference for a symposium on sepsis. They addressed the questions:
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