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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Septicemia (Jun Jie's group)

What? It is an infection that is caused by bacteria contaminating a person’s blood otherwise known as blood poisoning. There are many things that can lead to septicemia such as, cuts which are infected.

How? Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) is a global initiative to bring together professional organizations in reducing mortality from sepsis. The purpose of the SSC is to create an international collaborative effort to improve the treatment of sepsis and reduce the high mortality rate associated with the condition. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have teamed up to achieve a 25 percent reduction in sepsis mortality by 2009.

How? treatment

Treatments for Septicemia
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Septicemia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
Hospitalization
Antibiotics - often in large doses
Intravenous antibiotics
Broad-spectrum antibiotics
Specific antibiotics - one the causative agent has been identified.
Intensive care
Life support measures
Treatment of any underlying condition
Supportive therapy
Antibiotics
Fluids

How does this affect the blood component?

Decrease or increase in white blood cells.
Positive blood culture (presence of foreign microorganism).
Platelet count drops.
Blood pressure increases
Heart beat elevates


Alternative Treatments for Septicemia
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Septicemia may include:
Anthracinum homeopathic remedy
Pyrogenium homeopathic remedy
Arsenicum homeopathic remedy
Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
Crotalus horridus homeopathic remedy

Why?
Why are there so many diseases with "sepsis," "septic," "septicemia," or "blood poisoning" in their name?
Unfortunately, both medical personnel and laypeople have used these terms interchangeably and then linked them to either a particular organism (usually bacterial) that can cause sepsis or to a site in the body in which an infection originates that leads to sepsis as described above. For example, meningococcal sepsis, meningococcal septicemia, septic meningitis, and meningococcal blood poisoning can refer to the same entity; an infection of the patient by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis that has spread from the meninges (brain membranes) to the bloodstream, resulting in the patient having at least two of the four criteria outlined above for sepsis. Common examples of a body site used in the same way are puerperal sepsis, puerperal septicemia, puerperal or childbirth blood poisoning, and maternal septicemia postpartum. All four terms represent infection of the female reproductive system that leads to sepsis criteria for the patient. The infectious agent is not described when the body site is linked to "sepsis" or the other terms. The following is a short partial list of both organism and organ system (and organ-related) terms that are seen in both the lay and medical literature:
MRSA sepsis: sepsis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

VRE sepsis: sepsis caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species of bacteria

urosepsis: sepsis originating from a urinary tract infection

wound sepsis: sepsis originating from an infection of a wound

neonatal sepsis or septicemia: sepsis seen in newborns, usually in the first four weeks after birth

septic abortion: an abortion due to infection with sepsis in the mother
There are many more examples of linking terms to sepsis (for example, AIDS, tattoo, spider bite). Occasionally, terms like hemorrhagic septicemia are used to describe a symptom (internal bleeding) that occurs with sepsis. The trend in medicine currently is to decrease the use of the terms septicemia and blood poisoning in favor of the terms sepsis or septic, because sepsis is defined most concisely.

What? function of the blood component/ structure in circulatory system?

White blood cells - Involve in the production of Antibodies or Phagocytosis.
Platelet - Play a role in the clotting of blood.
Blood pressure and heart beat (speed) - Bring oxygen and food materials to the cells at a normal rate.

Team members: Yeo Jun Jie
Lim Hao Yang
Darius Low
Lim Jing Jie
Emily Wu
Sun Jie Min

20 comments:

  1. I have learnt the various cures and treatments used for treating Septicemia.

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  2. I learnt that:
    1) bacteria infection is also called blood poisoning
    2) antibiotics in large doses is one of the treatment for septicemia

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  3. 1.I have learnt that small cuts can lead to serious dieases like Septicemia.

    2.Septicemia increases blood preasure.

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  4. I have learnt how just one infected cut can lead to so many health problems.

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  5. I've learnt that septicemia is an infection that is caused by bacteria contaminating a person’s blood. It is also known as blood poisoning.

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  6. I learnt that a type of bacterial can cause the whole body to be poisoned. The body is weaken first then, all of the organs start failing and finally resulting in death. The disease can start form anywhere like wounds and can be also from internal organs.

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  7. I learnt that some words are used interchangeably to describe blood poisoning.

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  8. i learnt that even a cut can cause blood poisoning.

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  9. 1. I've learnt that blood pressure, which controls the rate at which oxygen and food materials is transported, would be affected when the blood is infected.
    2. I've learnt that many treatments of blood poisoning consists of the use of antibiotics.

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  10. I've learnt that there are quite a few diseases that is caused by an infection of the patient by the bacteria.

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  11. I've learnt that it is an infection caused by bacteria contaminating people's blood.

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  12. I learnt that blood poisoning can be treated at home.

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  13. I've learnt that it is infectious and can be easily transmitted easily.

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  14. 1. I've learnt that Septicemia is an infection caused by bacteria.

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  15. 2. I've learnt that the treatment is antibiotics.

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  16. I have learnt that..
    1. Septecemia is an infection that is caused by bacteria contaminating a person’s blood otherwise known as blood poisoning. There are many things that can lead to septicemia such as, cuts which are infected.
    2. The disease causes the decrease or increase in white blood cells.
    Positive blood culture (presence of foreign microorganism).
    Platelet count drops.
    Blood pressure increases
    Heart beat elevates

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  17. i have learnt that even small cuts, if not well treated, will lead to much more serious health problems.

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  18. I've learnt that there are many treatments to just a single disease. It can even be treated at home.

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  19. 1) I have learnt that Septicemia is an infection that is caused by bacteria contaminating a person’s blood through infections of untreated cuts.
    2) I have learnt that treatment has a range from just taking antibiotics to intensive care for the patient.

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  20. I learnt that septecemia is the contamination of the blood amd the septecemia cause the number of white blood cells to decrease.

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