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. Researchers at several hospitals are trying to reproduce the success reported by an emergency room doctor in Virginia in treating sepsis with a simple vitamin cocktail. Michael Donnino, MD, Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, is leading one of the studies that involves about 200 patients at a wide number of hospitals. Ari Moskowitz, MD, Pulmonary Care and Critical Care Specialist at BIDMC, who is working with Donnino on the study, said it will evaluate how well the treatment prevents organ injury along with survival rates.
. Researchers are launching two studies to test a treatment that could potentially cure the No. 1 cause of death in American hospitals — sepsis, NPR reports. Michael Donnino, MD, Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, is leading one of the studies that involves 13 hospitals.
. Paul Marik, MD, of Eastern Virginia Medical School claims to have developed an effective treatment for sepsis – a condition in which the body's inflammatory response rages out of control in reaction to an infection, often leading to organ damage or failure. Some other doctors around the nation have also been trying it on their patients, but most are waiting for hard science. One of the doctors testing the treatment is Michael Donnino, MD, Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, who is leading a study involving 13 hospitals. The parallel studies will help make whatever answer emerges all the more credible, Donnino said. “Having another trial out there I think is great.”
. Transparency in health care is rearranging the relationships between patients and those who care for them. In this opinion piece, Tom Delbanco, MD, of BIDMC and co-founder of OpenNotes – an initiative that encourages providers to share their notes with the patient after a visit – and his daughter Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, share how they envision health care evolving as more transparency resources and efforts become available.