No blood culture examinations during off-hours?

Published on May 1, 2015in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases1.971
· DOI :10.1016/J.BJID.2015.01.002
Hideharu Hagiya3
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(Okayama University)
#1Yannick Hoyos-Mallecot (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 6
#1Y. Hoyos-Mallecot (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 2
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Abstract MALDI-TOF MS has been evaluated to detect carbapenemases activity and pathogen identification directly from positive blood cultures. 21 non-carbapenemase producers and 19 carbapenemase producers Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains were included in the study. This technique is simple and detects carbapenemases in 4.5 h with high sensitivity and specificity.
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#2Margie Morgan (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)H-Index: 16
Last. David A. Haake (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 65
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Technologies for rapid microbial identification are poised to revolutionize clinical microbiology and enable informed decision making for patients with life-threatening bloodstream infections. Species identification of microorganisms in positive blood cultures can be performed in minutes using commercial fluorescence in situ hybridization tests or mass spectroscopy. Microorganisms in positive blood cultures can also be identified within 1–2.5 hours using automated polymerase chain reaction–based...
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#3Michael L. WilsonH-Index: 1
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