In the world of sepsis treatment, the scale is vast and the cost is staggering. Every year, 258,000 people in the United States die from sepsis. Hundreds of thousands of others recover with treatment. Treating sepsis costs more than $20 billion a year, according to a 2013 federal report.
Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died of septic shock “due to unspecified natural causes,” a family spokesperson told reporters on Saturday.
UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to a new study that combines findings from a mouse model and from premature infants.