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Nearly 1 in 5 developed new problems with shopping or preparing a meal.

Patients often developed new problems with such basic things as bathing and toileting themselves. – We want to sepsis as just a medical emergency, an infection that you used sick and then think again, says the lead author, Theodore Iwashyna, and 4 Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. But we discovered a large number of people face years of problems afterwards.. Among the patients who no limitations before sepsis had developed more than 40 per cent of problems with walking.

The patients in the study had an average age of just 76.9 years The cohort involved 1,194 patients with first hospitalizations for severe sepsis from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative survey of U.S. Citizens from 1998 to 2006, gathering information drawn on health, economic organization and social factors, the health and welfare of Americans over age 50.