Researchers examined correlations between SAT, IMAT, and pectoralis PM areas from chest CT with mortality in individuals with COPD.
Researchers systematically reviewed literature to understand the performance and sensitivity of alternative sample types compared with that of nasopharyngeal swabs for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2.
The io instrument processes a single-use cartridge that contains all reagents for testing collected vaginal swabs and male urine samples.
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study among HCP at 4 large health care systems in 3 US states to assess the risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity.
Study authors assessed the economic trade-offs of expanding and accelerating testing for SARS-CoV-2 across the United States in different transmission scenarios.
Study authors assessed the diagnostic accuracy of saliva NAAT for COVID-19 due to the increased resources, such as trained personnel, required for nasopharyngeal swab NAAT.
A new point-of-care lateral flow assay featured the same sensitivity as mycobacterial culture in detecting tuberculosis meningitis in adults with HIV.
The COVID-19 Reporting and Data System (CO-RADS) in combination with a CT severity score are easy to use diagnostic tools to guide clinicians in diagnosing COVID-19.
Investigators summarized the evidence on the efficacy and adverse effects of antifungal agents in patients with hematological disease or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Researchers compared a novel reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification method to the gold standard, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, and assessed the accuracy in detecting SARS-CoV-2.
In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the routine use of molecular point-of-care testing in emergency department admissions was associated with a large reduction in time to results compared with laboratory PCR testing.
Study authors assessed the specificity and positive predictive value of a customized, institutional, early warning score for predicting decompensation in COVID-19 patients.
Study authors investigated UCP-LF circulating anodic antigen (CAA) as a potential diagnostic test for Schistosoma haematobium in pregnant women.
Point-of-care testing is associated with large reductions in the time to results for patients presenting with suspected COVID-19.
A comparative assessment of 5 immunoassays for SARS-CoV-2 showed that these assays achieved sensitivity and specificity of at least 98%.
In settings where acid-fast bacilli pulmonary diseases are suspected, gastric aspirate culture may be helpful for diagnosing Mycobacterium avium complex and M kansasii pulmonary disease.
The reissued EUA allows for fingerstick blood samples to be tested in point-of-care settings.
Researchers compared 3 immunochromatographic assays (Sienna™, Wondfo®, and Prometheus™) to detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in serum samples, using RT-qPCR as a reference.
There is a low incidence of second PJI in patients with bacteremia or hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection with concomitant prosthetic implants.
Research results highlighted the need for continued supplemental NAATs for oropharyngeal samples being tested for Nisseria gonorrhoeae.