Navigation Links
Rapid Flu Test, Beneficial in Cutting Down Antibiotic Use

Washington: A novel study has portrayed the benefits of subjecting adult patients to rapid flu diagnostic tests, which can drastically reduce the regularity// of antibiotic use. This is perhaps the first study of its kind to evaluate the effects of rapid influenza testing on adults. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

A study to explain the benefits of this diagnostic tool, revealed that 86 percent of adult patients diagnosed with the flu much early, had to be given antibiotics, as against 99% of patients whose flu got diagnosed much later. "It's very encouraging that physicians can respond to a viral diagnosis," said lead author Dr. Ann Falsey, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Yet, she agreed that more research is required to assist doctors in taking a decision about antibiotic use in patients.

Today, many hospitals employ rapid flu testing as an integral diagnostic measure. Rapid flu testing, tests for the presence of viral proteins in the noses or throats of patients, who come up with flu like symptoms. With this test, results are available rapidly within minutes. Sure enough, Doctors are able to take quick decisions about the mode of treatment for the patient.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
2. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
3. Home Based Rapid HIV Test Kit to be approved by US – OraQuick Test Ki
4. Breast Cancer Survivors Emotional Recovery Is Rapid After Treatment
5. Breast Cancer In India Rising Rapidly
6. Alzheimers Disease Progresses Rapidly In Highly Educated
7. Rapid Aging of Arteries In People With Advanced Heart Disease
8. A New Rapid 3-D Cell-Growth Technique For Growing Heart Muscle
9. New Tests Promise Rapid and Accurate Detection of Malaria
10. Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults
11. A Patented Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Diseases
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June ... sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, ... of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan that ... the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , All ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department ... in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at ... Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the driving ... collagen and mineral based medical devices for tissue ... Messer has joined the company as Vice ... growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic and ... the Collagen Matrix executive team as an accomplished ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: