The Diagnostic Utility of Hematological Parameters to Predict Sepsis
12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)
Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB, Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Director, Esoteric Chemistry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Sepsis is a host’s global response to infection. Early diagnosis and treatment by the physician significantly reduces sepsis related mortality. Sepsis is characterized by a profound inflammatory response with up-regulation of white blood cells and organ dysfunction with thrombocytopenia and altered platelets counts. Hematological markers have a role in aiding the clinician in the diagnosis and monitoring of sepsis.
Describe the pathobiology of sepsis.
Identify hematological abnormalities that occur during sepsis.
Discuss the clinical utility of some hematological parameters to predict sepsis.
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