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Bench-to-bedside review: Rapid molecular diagnostics for bloodstream infection - a new frontier?

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Ieven, Margareta
Published in Critical Care. 2012, vol. 16, no. 3, 222
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.
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PMID: 22647543
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Research groups Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
Analyse génomique et fonctionnelle du staphylocoque doré (604)
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AFSHARI, Arash et al. Bench-to-bedside review: Rapid molecular diagnostics for bloodstream infection - a new frontier?. In: Critical Care, 2012, vol. 16, n° 3, p. 222. doi: 10.1186/cc11202 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:28425

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