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Noninvasive sensors in critical care medicine: near-infrared spectroscopy for the detection of altered microvascular blood flow in severe sepsis and septic shock
Author(s): J. Matthias Walz; Babs Soller; Olusola Soyemi; Ye Yang; Michelle Landry; Stephen O. Heard
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Paper Abstract

It is estimated that 750,000 cases of severe sepsis occur in the United States annually, at least 225,000 of which are fatal, resulting in significant utilization of healthcare resources and expenses. Significant progress in the understanding of pathophysiology and treatment of this condition has been made lately. Among the newer treatment strategies for critically ill patients are the administration of early goal directed therapy, and Recombinant Human Activated Protein C (Drotrecogrin alfa (activated) [DTAA]) for severe sepsis. However, mortality remains unacceptably high.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6380, Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology IV, 63800U (23 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687028
Show Author Affiliations
J. Matthias Walz, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)
Babs Soller, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)
Olusola Soyemi, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ye Yang, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michelle Landry, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)
Stephen O. Heard, UMass Memorial Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6380:
Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology IV
Brian M. Cullum; J. Chance Carter, Editor(s)

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