T Saluja, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Poster Session 13, Paper D-113
Quick Identification with MALDI-TOF
Use of MALDI-TOF analysis directly on positive blood cultures signficantly reduced the time required to identify the causitive agent of blood stream infections, from 27 to 17 hours.
Katherine Bond, St Vincent's Hosp., Melbourne, Australia
Poster Session 13, Paper D-114
New Rapid Test for Antibiotic Resistance
A new test for extended spectrum betalactamase (ESBL) antibiotic-resistant bacteria can identify ESBL-resistant bacteria in blood cultures in 30 minutes compared to traditional tests which can take 24-48 hours.
Laurent Dortet, Hosp. de Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
Poster Session 13, Paper D-121(summary available)
New C. difficile Drug Candidate Does Not Disrupt Gut Flora
A study of the effects of a candidate drug for treatment of Clostridium difficile infection demonstrates that the drug causes only very modest changes in the normal gut flora with the exception of a signficant decrease in C. difficile.
Emma Best, Leeds Teaching Hosp. NHS Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom
Poster Session 18, Paper K-167
Actual Versus Ideal Body Weight: No Difference in Antibiotic Outcomes
Using an adjusted body weight (based on ideal body weight) instead of actual body weight to determine dosage of the antibiotic daptomycin for treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) bacteremia in obese patients resulted in similar clinical outcomes but cost $1,200 per patient less.
Jerod Nagel, Univ. of Michigan Hlth. Syst., Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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