Aug 3, 2023
Sepsis is the number one killer of people presenting in hospital emergency departments. Sepsis occurs when the immune system overreacts to a serious infection, attacking more than just the infection itself and damaging tissue and vital organs. Sepsis is particularly troublesome as it may go overlooked as an emergency room team works to address the original cause of why a person came into the emergency room in the first place.
On this episode of The Doctor Will Hear You Now, we’re joined by two physicians who have been closely involved in innovative sepsis research and developments that have taken place at Our Lady of the Lake in recent years.
Hollis “Bud” O’Neal, MD, medical director of research at Our Lady of the Lake Health and critical care physician at LSU Health Sciences Center, and Christopher Thomas, MD, medical director of quality and patient safety for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and critical care physician at LSU Health Sciences Center, join us on the show to share about an innovative partnership between Our Lady of the Lake Health and LSU.
- Read more from Dr. Thomas and Dr. O’Neal on our blog post, From Research to Real Life: Fast, Effective Sepsis Test Saves Lives.
- Read more about the IntelliSep test and partnership between Our Lady of the Lake Health and Cytovale.
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