Dog lover, loses all his limbs due to his pet licking him

Greg Manteufel, from West Bend, Wisconsin, USA began developing flu-like symptoms last month. The 48-year-old went to the emergency room where he was told he had a blood infection from a bacterial pathogen called capnocytophaga canimorsus. It is found in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats but can lead to infection in humans who are immunocompromised

Dog lover, loses all his limbs due to his pet licking himA Wisconsin man had to have all his limbs amputated after he contracted a severe infection, likely from a lick from his pet dog Ellie. Last month, Greg Manteufel, from West Bend, started experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. However, when bruising appeared on his arms and legs, the 48-year-old was rushed to […]

IIT Roorkee researchers identify new function of a protein that can help treat sepsis

Indian Institute of Technology researchers have identified a new immunomodulatory function of a protein that could potentially help in treating sepsis and other inflammatory diseases caused by abnormal functions of immune cells

IIT Roorkee researchers identify new function of a protein that can help treat sepsisElaborating on the importance of this work, the lead researcher Dr Pranita P Sarangi, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, said, “Abnormal functions of immune cells are associated with many pathological conditions such as severe sepsis (blood infection) and other inflammatory diseases. During sepsis, an uncontrolled infection leads to abnormal activation and localisation of […]

WCNR 2018: ‘There is an increasing interest in literature related to neuromyopathy’

On the third day of the 10th World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) 2018, Dr Dana Boering highlighted about neuromyopathy and sepsis in her talk. In a session chaired by Dr Boering, Dr Satish Khadilkar, Dr Sarosh M Katrak, experts take us through key concepts in neuromyopathy

WCNR 2018: ‘There is an increasing interest in literature related to neuromyopathy’On the third day of the 10th World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) 2018, Dr Dana Boering,  Senior physician of Neurology, Specialist in neurology and rehabilitation, SRH health Centre highlighted about neuromyopathy and sepsis in her talk. She explained the concepts to the delegates at the event. Neuromyopathy is a combination of neural damage and muscle […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Tragic story of a 16-year-old who went to bed healthy and died from sepsis just hours after waking up

Sepsis affects 150,000 people a year and kills an estimated 44,000, of whom 1,000 are children. It is usually triggered by an infection but escalates rapidly, sparking a vicious immune response in which the body attacks its own vital organs

Tragic story of a 16-year-old who went to bed healthy and died from sepsis just hours after waking upA 16-year-old boy who went to sleep perfectly healthy died from sepsis just hours after waking up the next morning. Adam Tolfree, from Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, was rushed to hospital on Saturday morning after his family became concerned. He had woken up with a rash – a tell-tale sign of the deadly blood infection, throwing up […]