Rapid antimicrobial resistance detection for early directed therapies against infectious diseases

  25 September 2020

Targeting AMR has important clinical implications not only related to diagnosis and management but also prevention of infectious diseases, particularly those causing sepsis.

Determinants of deaths associated with antimicrobial-resistant pathogens known as causative agents of community and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (BSIs) remain not fully explained. However, in a meta-analysis of sepsis treatment, the mortality rate in patients who were receiving inappropriate antibiotic therapy was higher than among patients who were appropriately treated.

Further reading: Global Cause
Author(s): Maurizio Sanguinetti
Effective Surveillance  

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