Lecture of Professor Dr. Thierry Calandra (Universitätsspital Lausanne)
Sepsis is a common (49 million cases per year worldwide) and deadly syndrome arising when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues. Outcome has improved, yet the mortality remains high in the order of 20%, rising to 50% when septic shock develops. Spectacular progresses have been made in the understanding of the pathogenesis of sepsis, but translation into new therapies remains a challenge. New research roadmaps in line with the resolution adopted by the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization are currently being investigated to improve the prevention, diagnosis and clinical management of sepsis.
Thierry Calandra is Professor of Medicine and Chief Physician of the Department of Immunology and Allergy at the University Hospital of Lausanne and currently a Visiting Fellow at CAS.
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