Rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing with pathogen identification in sepsis

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Accurate and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing with pathogen identification in bloodstream infections is critical to life results for early sepsis intervention” Edmiston et al (2018).

Abstract:

Accurate and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing with pathogen identification in bloodstream infections is critical to life results for early sepsis intervention. Advancements in rapid diagnostics have shortened the time to results from days to hours and have had positive effects on clinical outcomes and on efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance when paired with robust antimicrobial stewardship programs. This article provides infection preventionists with a working knowledge of available rapid diagnostics for bloodstream infections.

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Edmiston, C.E., Garcia, R., Barnden, M., DeBaun, B. and Johnson, H.B. (2018) Rapid diagnostics for bloodstream infections: A primer for infection preventionists. American Journal of Infection Control. April 13th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.022

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