Publication
Title
Bench-to-bedside review : rapid molecular diagnostics for bloodstream infection - a new frontier?
Author
Abstract
Among critically ill patients, the diagnosis of bloodstream infection poses a major challenge. Current standard bacterial identification based on blood culture platforms is intrinsically time-consuming and slow. The continuous evolvement of molecular techniques has the potential of providing a faster, more sensitive and direct identification of causative pathogens without prior need for cultivation. This may ultimately impact clinical decision-making and antimicrobial treatment. This review summarises the currently available technologies, their strengths and limitations and the obstacles that have to be overcome in order to develop a satisfactory bedside point-of-care diagnostic tool for detection of bloodstream infection.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Critical care. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
1364-8535
Volume/pages
16:3(2012), p. 1-12
Article Reference
222
ISI
000313197500057
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 03.08.2017
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