Sepsis occurs when the body responds to an infection with a mix of tissue-damaging inflammation and anti-inflammatory responses. This biological storm can lead to acute organ dysfunction (severe sepsis) and dropping blood pressure that does not respond to intravenous fluids (septic shock).
Healing Hands: Pharmacist Janel Boyle, PharmD, PhD (far left), who is developing dosing models tailored for children, comforts a young patient with her mother in the infusion clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
Reprinted courtesy of UCSF Magazine.
In the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinic, pharmacist Janel Boyle’s past and present collide.
She drifts past young patients—many of them infants and toddlers—and notes their beaming smiles and balding heads. Her gaze shifts to the parents, their...