Sepsis and PregnancyAlthough relatively rare, sepsis during pregnancy is one of the leading causes of death in mothers and complications for the fetus. A series of articles and thought leader interviews for World Sepsis Day on the 10th September 2018, aiming to raise awareness of sepsis and provide answers to the questions most commonly asked by patients.News Articles written by our team of experts Sep 10 2018Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor) Sepsis: Identifying the Signs and Administering First AidIdentifying sepsis early is key to improving odds of survival. This is because a patient can deteriorate quickly into septic shock. What is Sepsis?Sepsis or septicaemia is a life-threatening illness that can occur when the whole body reacts to an infection. Thought leader interviews Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the USA new survey has revealed that, although awareness of sepsis is increasing in the US, there are still very few people who are able to recognize the symptoms. It’s About TIME: Raising Awareness of SepsisAn interview with Dr. Steven Simpson, from Sepsis Alliance about the signs and symptoms of sepsis and the meaning of the acronym T.I.M.E. Differentiating Sepsis and Systemic Inflammatory Response SyndromeAn interview with Dr. Richard Brandon, from Immunexpress about the power of biomarkers in helping clinicians differentiate between sepsis and SIRS. Lactate Levels and SepsisLactate is a by-product of cellular respiration and is often elevated in sepsis. However, how and why this occurs in sepsis is still up for debate. Stimuli-responsive nanoparticles can prevent the spread of bacteria.Researchers have developed stimuli-responsive nanoparticles that can prevent the spread of bacteria and reduce inflammation. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and SepsisARDS is an acute complication of sepsis that is highly deadly and must be treated immediately. The History of SepsisThe history of sepsis stretches back to ancient Greece, but it is still a serious condition that is difficult to treat today. Sepsis PathophysiologyThere is no single pathophysiology to sepsis, as sepsis can be manifested by several symptoms and through several pathways. Sepsis at the Molecular LevelSepsis occurs through several molecular pathways leading to cytokine release, metabolic changes, coagulation changes, and others.