A randomised controlled trial of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDITOF-MS) versus conventional microbiological methods for identifying pathogens: impact on optimal antimicrobial therapy of invasive bacterial and fungal infections in Vietnam

MALDITOF-MS, in the absence of an antimicrobial stewardship programme, did not improve the proportion on optimal antimicrobial therapy at 24 or 48 hours after first growth in a lower-middle income setting with high rates of antibiotic resistance.

Article: Journal of Infection

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