The ECDC has reported that the burden of healthcare-associated infections is substantial and variability in microbiological testing suggests these infections could be managed better, according to research presented at ECCMID.
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Research presented at ECCMID has highlighted large variations in mortality rate associated with different bloodstream infections, as well as the threat posed by these infections.
Only one-third of patients entering the emergency department with a suspected UTIs actually have evidence of infection, however, almost all were treated with antibiotics, according to research presented at ECCMID.
The accurate diagnosis of schistosomiasis, in both the mammalian and snail intermediate hosts as well as the environment, is extremely important in proper control and elimination. Despite multiple efforts over last few decades, the search for cheap, sensitive diagnostics for schistosomiasis is ongoing.
A new rapid microelectrode device for the earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.
Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a novel genetic tool for detecting fast and accurate measures of latent HIV.
Researchers have identified a non-polio enterovirus – EV-D68 – as the potential cause of an outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis cases in Arizona.
The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, 15–19 September, Paris (France), is the largest respiratory medicine meeting in the world. Find out about the latest research on non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) discussed at the 2018 congress in this report.
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including a new partnership for antibiotic development, approval for HIV drugs and authorization for a cytomegalovirus test.