Invasive Candida infections are associated with a high mortality rate. Early diagnosis of invasive candidiasis (a serious Candida infection in the blood or internal organs) is critical in order to initiate antifungal treatment promptly.
Antibiotic Resistance Can Make It Difficult to Treat Bacterial Infections that Cause Sepsis
Bacterial infections can develop in several ways, including from open wounds, surgical wounds, burns, consuming contaminated food or beverages, and breathing airborne bacteria.
The Cost of Sepsis in Lives and Dollars
Over 270,000 lives are lost to sepsis each year in the United States. Prevention and early recognition of sepsis are of paramount importance in improving mortality rates.
Rapid Multiplex PCR Testing Detects Six Separate Pathogens in a Young Cystic Fibrosis Patient
CF patients are extremely vulnerable to a variety of pathogens, but it’s highly unusual to see a polyclonal infection involving 6 separate species.
The Value of Diagnostics in Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance – A Public Health Problem
At this year’s World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Dr. Tristan Timbrook delivered a...