Validation of SeptiCyte RAPID to Discriminate Sepsis from Non-Infectious Systemic Inflammation

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Sepsis is an important and expensive global health problem with high morbidity and mortality. According to the World Health Organization, more than 11 million people die from sepsis worldwide annually—more than the deaths caused by all cancers combined and comprising almost 20% of all deaths annually. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals and is ranked as the most expensive disease state to manage for admitted patients, with total annual costs of treatment and rehabilitation estimated at $62 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 1.7 million adults in the United States developed sepsis annually. During the pandemic, this problem was exacerbated as a large fraction of COVID-19 deaths appeared to be due to viral and/or bacterial sepsis.

Source: Journal of Clinical Medicine, posted on

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