Catheter’s risk of resistant infections

The most common healthcare-acquired infections are urinary tract infections (UTIs), and half of them are associated with catheters. Approximately, a third of people catheterised develop bacteria in their urine after a few days, and 25% of them get infected. Fortunately, but still serious enough, a small percentage of them will develop life-threatening infections like sepsis. Leer másCatheter’s risk of resistant infections[…]

Antimicrobial resistance detection with MALDI-TOF MS

Application of MALDI-TOF MS to fight against bacterial resistance to antibiotics is growing fast. Traditional techniques are time-consuming and costly. This means the patient’s life is at risk. Therefore, it is important to find biomarkers of antimicrobial resistance to perform fast and cost-efficient resistance identification. MALDI-TOF MS has revolutionised pathogen identification. This has been described Leer másAntimicrobial resistance detection with MALDI-TOF MS[…]

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