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Analysis says there are four different kinds of sepsis that need to be treated differently

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 21

Using a combination of statistical, machine learning, and simulation tools, the researchers combed through data relating to 20,000 past hospital patients who had developed sepsis within six hours of admission.

In particular, they looked for clusters of symptoms and patterns of organ dysfunction, then correlated them against biomarkers and mortality.

The findings revealed not one discernible type of sepsis, but four, which the researchers label alpha, beta, gamma and delta.

Alpha sepsis was the most common, affecting 33% of patients, and carried the lowest fatality rate, about 2%. At the other end of the scale, delta sepsis occurred in only 13% of patients, but had an in-hospital death rate of 32%.

To further test their discovery, Seymour and colleagues ran the same analysis on records for a further 43,000 patients, all of whom had been treated for sepsis between 2012 and 2014. The finding held.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/sepsis-treatments-wrong-by-definition-study-finds

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Pluto may have subsurface ocean insulated by clathrates

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 21

Popular account: “And if Pluto has such materials, it stands to reason that other outer solar system bodies also have them, including not only the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, but possibly other large Kuiper Belt objects, even farther out from the sun than Pluto.”
https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/pluto-has-an-insulated-underground-ocean

Nature article:
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature20148

Geordi LaForge-style visor in clinical trials

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 21

Latest claim: Voynich manuscript was written in proto-Romance

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 15

Prop rental for old laboratories

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 14

Medical and Scientific Props

Ghostly transparent eel

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike Stay on 2019 May 3

This is the larval form of the Leptocephalus Bali Seraya:

More strange fish larvae.