Anand Kumar, Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Slide Session 185, Paper V-1470
FRIDAY, September 13, 2013
Decolonization No More Effective than Placebo
In patients colonized with Gram-negative bacteria expressing ESBLs, active measures to decolonize them appear to be no more effective than placebo. Approximately 50% become ESBL-negative after one year, regardless.
Christoph Fux, Klinik fⁿr Infektiologie, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Slide Session 205, Paper K-1535 (summary available)
How Safe are Antimicrobials Approved by the FDA in the Past 7 Years?
Of the 11 new antimicrobial drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration over the last 7 years, there appear to be significant adverse affects associated with at least 6, many of which are not included in package inserts.
Tina Khadem, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States
Slide Session 206, Paper K-1544 (summary available)
PCR Alters Clinical Management
DNA-based broad range polymerase chain reaction (BR-PCR), when used as a diagnostic tool for undiagnosed infectious disease syndromes (IDS), was able to identify a causitive agent in 21% of specimens where culture could not.
Eric Richards, Oregon Hlth. and Sci. Univ., Portland, OR, United States
Poster Session 215, Paper D-1666 (summary available)
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