Symptoms of Sepsis

Symptoms of Sepsis

Low blood sugar, breathing problems, and reduced sucking. Dr. Majd M. Dardas, Neonatal Perinatal Physician with Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, talks about how changes in the body temperature, reduced movements, and diarrhea are red flags of sepsis in babies.

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Symptoms of Sepsis

Symptoms of Sepsis

Sepsis is an infection that reaches the bloodstream. It can cause changes in blood pressure and mental status, and requires immediate medical attention, explains Sandra Amador, ARNP, Medical Surgical Nurse with Baptist Hospital of Miami. The symptoms are: shivering, fever, pain, discomfort, sleepy, short of breath and pale or discolored skin, among others. She affirms […]

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Diagnosing Neonatal Sepsis

Diagnosing Neonatal Sepsis

Before diagnosing neonatal sepsis, doctors have to look at the risk factors for infection from the mother. Dr. Majd M. Dardas, Neonatal Perinatal Physician with Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains the tests they use to know if the baby has neonatal sepsis, such as blood culture, complete blood count, and […]

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Causes of Neonatal Sepsis

Causes of Neonatal Sepsis

Neonatal sepsis is an infection that babies get from their mothers. Dr. Majd M. Dardas, Neonatal Perinatal Physician with Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains what vertical transmissions are, and how contaminated amniotic fluid gets to the baby and causes infection.

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Learning About Sepsis

Learning About Sepsis

Sepsis is an infection that can damage organs causing them to fail and it has been the leading cause of death in hospitals. Carlos Torres-Viera, Infectious Disease Physician with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains any infectious diseases can lead to sepsis. It means the infection is so severe that the blood pressure drops and the […]

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