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August 5, 2014

Hallie Prescott Studies Sepsis in Heavier Patients and Finds Advantage

Obesity usually leads to worse, not better, health outcomes, but a study by pulmonary and critical care researchers at the U-M raises questions about how obesity impacts the body’s response to infection.  See 8/7/14 Detroit Free Press article at this link.  Read journal article at this link.  


In a study of 1,404 Medicare beneficiaries, heavier patients were more likely to survive sepsis, a life-threatening infection that leads to 1 million hospitalizations a year.