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 Allegheny team asserts that this study demonstrates that adherence to a PCT guidance protocol is associated with decreased total antibiotic exposure without an increase in adverse outcomes.
Trehalose, a type of carbohydrate (sugar), could hold the key to a new treatment for diabetes and other metabolic diseases, but it might also fuel more severe Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections.
Dr. Hahn advocates for a more proactive microbiology lab to closely monitor the types of CF infections and to determine which antibiotics each infection is most susceptible. In the Children’s National study, researchers analyzed each sample in two different ways: standard lab culture and molecular testing.
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