Chlorinated lipids predict lung injury and death in sepsis patients

Chlorinated lipids predict lung injury and death in sepsis patients

IMAGE: Saint Louis University researchers Jane McHowat, Ph.D., professor of pathology, and David Ford, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology view ST. LOUIS -- In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, Saint Louis University scientists have found that elevated levels of chlorinated lipids are linked to sepsis, lung injury and death. The finding may offer a way to diagnosis and treat sepsis earlier, saving lives and avoiding serious side effects. Sepsis is a dangerous immune response to an infection in which the whole body becomes inflamed. Most of the body's infections are local, sealed off...

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