"Sepsis is like a torpedo to a boat," O'Brien said. "This is an epidemic that kills us all the time. If this was a new disease that killed this many, we'd be getting attention."
"Sepsis is the most dreaded event in any intensive care unit.The morbidity and mortality is high. Sepsis is like a brush fire. If one does not put down the fire immediately when it begins, within hours it becomes out of control.Many time fatal."
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