Health Secretary Shona Robison met doctors at the hospital who have developed an innovative early-warning system for the early diagnosis of patients with sepsis and ensure arrangements to treat them are in place at the hospital on arrival.
Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.
In 2016-17, hospitals recorded a combined 12,589 sepsis cases compared to 11,457 in 2014-15 - an increase of 10%.
Methods: In this validation study, we included 135 neonates with suspected diagnosis of sepsis within duration of nine months from September 2016 to May2017 in Children Hospital Multan.
The accuracy and timely detection of sepsis are regarded as the significant challenges.
Nosocomial sepsis in neonates continues to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
A recent government report suggests that hospital stays for sepsis tripled to 1.
The focus of this years conference was Bugs (Difficult to treat infections), Drugs (Novel strategies for antimicrobial treatment), Damage (Targeted strategies in organ failure), and Repair (Post-acute care and outcome research) CytoSorbents hosted a research symposium chaired by two of the leading international figures in sepsis and intensive care, Prof.
The family have since worked alongside the Sepsis Trust to improve awareness of the infection and lobbied the Government to ensure it is treated as a medical emergency.
Sufferers are labelled high risk due to its 40% mortality rate and sepsis kills over 44,000 of the 140,000 diagnosed here a year.
Sepsis is a medical emergency and a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to a severe infection damages its own tissues and organs.
An estimated 30 million people worldwide are affected by sepsis each year.