05 AUGUST 2013, VOL. 2, NO. 1

   


05 AUGUST 2013, VOL. 2, NO. 1, PAGES 32-36.



About the Cover: From SIRS to septic shock, the definitions developed for accurately identifying these pathologic conditions in intensive care medicine. New definition was suggested that organ dysfunction should be added to the diagnostic criteria of sepsis (see page 37).




Table of Contents

NEWS

Worldwide break news are selected.

Another Obesity Gene (London, UK)

Water and Mental Boost (London, UK)

Guns in America (Washington DC, USA)

Cyber attacks by North Korea (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)

New Language in Australia (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA and Ann Arbor, USA)

Marriage or Keep Single (Bowling Green, USA)

Science Insights 2013; 2(1): 31-32.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Recent representative literatures are highlighted.

MEDICINE: Kidney Stones and Coronary Heart Disease

ASTRONOMY: Suppression of Star Formation

NEUROSCIENCE: Dopamine Receptor and Cocaine-Induced Glutamatergic Synaptic Potentiation

Science Insights 2013; 2(1): 34.

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FEATURE OF LIFE

Keep Away From Mosquitoes: Science Evidence-based Suggestion

BY Xiaofeng Shen and Qingsong Zhao

Science Insights 2013; 2(1): 35.

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PICTURE STATION

Portrait of William Ferguson and His Son (1756 – 1823, South Africa)

By Henry Raeburn

Science nsights 2013; 2(1): 36.

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LETTERS

New Definition of Sepsis

By Xiaofeng Shen, Fuzhou Wang

Science Insights 2013; 2(1): 37.

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Summary

Sepsis or septic shock is one of the major causes of mortality in intensive care medicine. How to define and how to make an accurate diagnosis possess critical implications for patients and intensive caregivers. With the development of modern medical science, new challenges rose for how to re-define sepsis and also revision is needed. Should we add organ dysfunction to the diagnostic criteria of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and whether are there early symptoms or signs of organ dysfunction need to be considered critically. Maybe the new definition of sepsis can save more lives.