While diagnostic testing might seem complex or daunting if you don’t work in medicine or science, it’s important to understand the role those tests play in healthcare—especially when it comes to infectious diseases.
C. auris infections have become increasingly common, and they are more frequently resistant to antifungal drugs doctors use to treat them. Scientists have been attempting to determine the origin of C. auris, but it has been difficult because the pathogen seems to have appeared in several places around the world simultaneously.
By the bioMérieux Connection Editors The University of Antwerp has announced the creation of an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) called VALUE-Dx, in partnership with bioMérieux and Wellcome Trust. According to the University of Antwerp, “The purpose of VALUE-Dx is to transform medical practice to achieve more personalized, evidence-based antibiotic prescription and use in community care …
The BMJ just published a new study showing that nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are inappropriate, which some have claimed illustrates that U.S. doctors are being more judicious in prescribing antibiotics to outpatients. However, a deeper dive into the study shows that the opposite may be true.