Dysbiosis as a mortality indicator in Sepsis

Dysbiosis as a mortality indicator in Sepsis.

Sepsis is estimated to be responsible for almost 6 million deaths per year and afiecting around 30 million individuals from all ages, numbers that potentially will increase due to the lack of antibiotherapy and the climate changes. Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Dysbiosis represents an altered ecosystem due to many factors such as diseases, stress, antiobiotic use or diet, however this unbalanced status, will lead to an impaired metabolic performance, compromising the immune system and ultimately leading to a new opportunity to pathogens.

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ISBN: 978-84-949637-9-7 1ª Edición: Mayo 2020 Nº Páginas: 54



Silvia Marçal Gomes:

Started to work in Intensive Care in 2009 and since then my passion for it has just increased. I have achieved my specialization with much effort and studying but majorly by meeting incredible leaders who inspired and prompt me to overcome my own limits. I was fortunate to work side by side with amazing human beings, as well as extremely knowledgeable and high-qualified professionals. Travelling between paediatrics and adults; without being able to define who is my love; working in three different countries and most of all, in three different cultures allowed me to achieve this step in my career and hopefully disrupt the way we see sepsis. ‘When you do what you love, you do not work, you get to know yourself better every day’.