Diagnostics

Recent News

Sep 17, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 17, 2018

Azithromycin resistance in N gonorrhoeae
UK antibiotic prescribing
Viral diagnostic shows promise
MDR urinary tract infections
Aug 28, 2018

News Scan for Aug 28, 2018

MERS vaccine partnership
Molecular TB testing
H5N1 avian flu in Malaysia
Aug 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 28, 2018

New antibiotic for intra-abdominal infections
Web training for antibiotic stewardship
Chest x-ray and pneumonia
Aug 24, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2018

Recall of diagnostic test
Stewardship in dialysis clinics
MDRO risk factors in Brazil
Jul 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 05, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant E coli in dogs, humans
UK AMR diagnostics group launches
Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 16, 2018
HIV fingerprick test

WHO unveils first essential diagnostic test list

The list offers a way of focusing limited resources toward diagnosing the most common conditions as well as priority diseases.

May 16, 2018

News Scan for May 16, 2018

Pandemic exercise lessons
Saudi MERS case
New rapid rabies test
May 15, 2018

News Scan for May 15, 2018

Funding for rapid UTI test
Global flu holds steady
Infections in TB contacts

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abubakar I, Drobnieswki F, Southern J, et al. Prognostic value of interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin test in predicting the development of active tuberculosis (UK PREDICT TB): a prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 30)

Hopkins KL, Meunier D, Naas T, et al. Evaluation of the NG-test CARBA 5 multiplex immunochromatograhic assay for the detection of KPC, OXA-48-like, NDM, VIM and IMP carbapenemases. J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 (published online Sep 5)

Meunier D, Woodford N, Hopkins KL. Evaluation of the AusDiagnostics MT CRE EU assay for the detection of carbapenemase genes and transferable colistin resistance determinants mcr-1/-2 in MDR gram-negative bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 (published online Sep 5)

Pollock NR, Banz A, Chen X, et al. Comparison of C. difficile stool toxin concentrations in adults with symptomatic infection and asymptomatic carriage using an ultrasensitive quantitative immunoassay. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 17)

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