BCID FilmArray better by a country mile

multiplex PCR array (FilmArray) can shorten time to definitive identification of bacteria responsible for septicaemia by over two days in country hospitals

The antibiotic tightrope

Escalating antibiotic resistance (AMR) in severe infection forces clinicians to walk a tightrope that balances unnecessary antibiotic use with diagnostic test-targeted prescribing. Better diagnostic tests will help find that balance.

Up the AMR creek without a paddle?

Perth group prepares to strengthen antimicrobial resistance (AMR) countermeasures, with group of international subject matter experts.

the Gnome returns

Regular readers of this blog have been speculating about the Micrognome’s disappearance for some time now. Rumours about: had the Gnome become so micro that he became was invisible, or was he plucked from the woods by a large bird of prey? Those of you who know better realised that when the gnome needs a long walk in […]

Don’t forget Ebola

Don’t give up on Ebola now The current Ebolavirus epidemic in West Africa refuses to go away. No matter what we throw at the virus, it stays one step ahead and continues its destructive course through impoverished rural communities. There have been successes, but recent reports from the World Health Organization have been guarded. The […]