Novel treatments to maintain blood pressure in sepsis

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Dr Yugeesh Lankadeva is the holder of a Postdoctoral Fellowship.

He is investigating why people with dangerously low blood pressure as a result of septic shock, don’t react to drugs to get their blood pressure back up and subsequently die from heart or kidney failure.

Septic shock is the main cause of death from infections in Intensive Care Units around the world. It kills one in three people and this number continues to increase due to our aging population and the increasing number of drug-resistant infections.