Schlagwortarchiv für: diagnosis

Rapid diagnostic tests for superbugs

Researchers of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology develop rapid and cost-effective options for diagnosing life-threatening infectious diseases. An interview with Dr. Ivan Barisic, scientist at the AIT Health & Environment Department Vienna. With the new tests patients remain spared from unnecessary or ineffective treatments. What treatment is meant here? Could you give an example? […]

Hospital infections are costly for hospitals and economies!

Nosocomial infections prolong hospitalization and require more diagnostic and treatment expenses. The systematic implementation of proven prevention measures should get more attention, so the tenor of an event organised by the „Initiative für mehr Sicherheit im OP“ and the „Plattform Patientensicherheit“ in Vienna at the end of May. British data show that the duration of […]

ESCMID warns: Europe may surpass one million deaths due to ineffective antibiotics by 2025

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) has warned that Britain and Europe collectively could face more than a million deaths in an impending „Antibiotic Armageddon” unless more is done to develop new cures, rapid diagnostics and preventative measures. The spread of drug resistant diseases must be combatted, recently said ESCMID President […]