Raising awareness of sepsis, supporting the patient and improving survival outcomes

Can you introduce yourself and tell us more about the UK Sepsis Trust and its core mission? my name is dr. Ron Daniels, and I am an intensive care consultant based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, and I am also the founder and chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust. The charity is on … Read more

Fortified human breast milk alters the microbiota of low birth weight infants

Babies born with very low birth weight (VLBW), defined as less than 1.5 kg at birth, have an altered gut microbiota compared to healthy full-term infants. This is a risk factor for neonatal growth and growth retardation/arrest in the hospital. To correct this, hospital food could be designed with appropriate microbial components. a new Cell … Read more

The effect of different SARS-CoV-2 variants on maternal outcomes

Estimates indicate that the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was diagnosed between January 2020 and in more than 170,000 pregnant people in the United States . February 2022. In the same period, more than 29,000 pregnant people were hospitalized because of this disease. … Read more

Decreased severity of COVID-19 in pregnant women during the Omicron wave

In South Korea, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected a significant number of pregnant women, including those who have undergone a cesarean delivery section. Pregnancy is considered a risk factor for severe COVID-19, particularly in infections due to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta … Read more

Scientists investigate COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers have computationally investigated the causes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA). Study: COVID-associated pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Image credit: Nhemz/Shutterstock Aspergillus fumigatus an opportunistic fungal pathogen, infects the lungs of immunocompromised individuals, including patients with chronic granulomatous disease and patients undergoing … Read more