Sepsis is the third leading cause of death. Can a new blood test change that?

first_imgHealth In his spare time, when he feels up to it, Ronnie Roberts walks through hospital parking lots slipping informational flyers onto every windshield.Roberts wants people to know the signs of sepsis, the body’s overwhelming response to a blood infection, which can lead to organ failure and even death. If he had known the signs and insisted that his fiancee was treated appropriately, he believes she’d still be alive. Ronnie Roberts spends his spare time handing out leaflets on the dangers of sepsis. He lost his fiancee, Dorice Broughton, to sepsis in 2015. Aram Boghosian for STAT @kweintraub What is it? Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Sepsis is the third leading cause of death. Can a new blood test change that? Karen Weintraub is an independenthealth/sciencejournalist, journalism teacher, and bookauthor. About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Karen Weintraub July 3, 2018 Reprints What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Karen Weintraub GET STARTED Tags biotechnologydiagnosticsinfectious diseaselast_img

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