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Tuberculosis Diagnosis: Improved Blood Test by Qiagen to Hit Shelves

Tuberculosis Diagnosis: Improved Blood Test by Qiagen to Hit Shelves

Qiagen announced on October 5, 2017, the marketing of an improved blood test for tuberculosis infection.

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The T2Candida Panel Has Decreased Time to Therapy Initiation for Candidemia

The T2Candida Panel Has Decreased Time to Therapy Initiation for Candidemia

Antimicrobial stewardship traditionally focuses on optimal use of antibacterial agents, not antifungal therapy.

Accuracy of Negative Tuberculin Skin Test in Predicting In-Hospital Tuberculosis Mortality

Accuracy of Negative Tuberculin Skin Test in Predicting In-Hospital Tuberculosis Mortality

The relationship between negative tuberculin skin test and in-hospital mortality has not been previously studied.

T2 Candida Panel is Superior to Blood Cultures for Identifying Candidemia

T2 Candida Panel is Superior to Blood Cultures for Identifying Candidemia

Compared to blood cultures, T2 Candida Panel is faster and more sensitive in detecting Candidemia.

Antibiotics Not Recommended in Pediatrics With Negative Rapid Strep Test Results

Antibiotics Not Recommended in Pediatrics With Negative Rapid Strep Test Results

Pediatric patients with group A streptococcal pharyngitis should not be treated with antibiotics if results of an RADT are negative.

Risk Stratification in Febrile Infants Using Complete Blood Cell Counts

Risk Stratification in Febrile Infants Using Complete Blood Cell Counts

The parameters of the complete blood cell count, WBC, ANC and platelet count were used to test accuracy in identifying infants with invasive bacterial infections.

Risk for TB Infection Predicted by New Scoring System

Risk for TB Infection Predicted by New Scoring System

This new risk score may guide the identification of high-risk people who would benefit from preventative measures.

Time to Blood Culture Positivity Predicts Pneumonia Severity and Outcome

Time to Blood Culture Positivity Predicts Pneumonia Severity and Outcome

Time to blood culture positivity was directly associated with disease severity and outcomes in bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia.

Update on Pediatric HCV: Screening, Treatment, and Other Considerations

Update on Pediatric HCV: Screening, Treatment, and Other Considerations

Experts discuss screening, treatment, and other considerations in pediatric HCV.

Clinical Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia Following Sepsis

Clinical Update: Community-Acquired Pneumonia Following Sepsis

The quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) clinical tool was superior to SIRS criteria for the evaluation of in-hospital mortality.

Point-of-Care Tests for HIV and T pallidum Infections: Utility of Smartphone-Based Electronic Reader

Point-of-Care Tests for HIV and T pallidum Infections: Utility of Smartphone-Based Electronic Reader

A smartphone-based electronic reader with dual point of care tests were evaluated in the detection of antibodies to T pallidum and HIV.

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