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Quicker detection and treatment of severe sepsis
Date:5/23/2011

it is important to get a quick and accurate diagnosis in order to reduce the risk of complications and death. The amount of HBP in a patient's spinal fluid has been shown to provide a more accurate diagnosis than the methods currently used.

However, for HBP measurements to be used successfully in hospitals it must be possible to perform the analysis quickly.

"I analysed my samples in the lab, which took six hours. A doctor in an accident and emergency department cannot wait that long. The time must be reduced to no more than one hour", says Adam Linder.

Hansa Medical, a company in Lund, is currently developing patented methods to quickly analyse HBP in connection with both meningitis and sepsis.


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Contact: Adam Linder
adam.linder@med.lu.se
464-617-1309
Lund University
Source:Eurekalert

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