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.

2014 molecular microbiology meeting

The 2014 Molecular Microbiology Meeting in Sydney, NSW, with reports on whole genome sequencing for bacteriology, emerging CPE in Europe, Vancomycin resistant staphylococci and molecular methods in sepsis.

Back story

Back story or back to basics? Our tale of a bad back, recently posted online by no less than the New England Journal, has a bit of background for students of microbial trivia. The Klebsiella that caused that specific infection had a collection of nasty attributes. This is the back story. For some years now […]