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Sepsis screening tool associated with reduced mortality in study

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

A screening score based on white blood cell counts and vital signs can be used to identify cases of sepsis and reduce mortality among trauma patients, according to a study presented at a meeting of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The tool generates a score based on twice-daily assessments of leukocytes, body temperature and respiratory and heart rates. In the 1,637-patient study at the Texas Trauma Institute, the sepsis score had a sensitivity of 92.5% and a specificity of 97.4%, and its use was associated with a reduction in 30-day mortality in intensive care. Medscape (free registration) (01/23)


Organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life, study finds

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

Analysis examines pneumonia risk after heart surgery transfusions

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

Ebola virus is mutating, French institute finds

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

Higher magnesium levels linked with improved outcomes in dialysis, study finds

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

Stem cell-derived myocardial tissue is tested in preclinical study

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015

Cancer immunotherapies come with risk of complications

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

Human stem cells differentiated into hair-growing cells in study

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

January issue of AABB News highlights PBM around the world

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

Burn clinic to test use of marrow-derived stem cells

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015


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Reminder: Last chance to submit memorial award nominations

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

Reminder: 18th edition of AABB Technical Manual available for purchase

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

Reminder: Nominate exceptional researchers for a memorial award by tomorrow, Jan. 30

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

Prestigious Landsteiner Award honors outstanding scientists; nominate an exceptional researcher for a Memorial Award by this Friday

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

Reminder: Nominations for 2015, 2016 Memorial Awards due Friday, Jan. 30.

AABB SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015




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