Pneumonia: More precise diagnosis method developed by interdisciplinary research team

23 septiembre 2014

More accurate and rapid methods of identification of bacterial pathogens in patients with pulmonary infections are under investigation by scientists, which could lead to more targeted antimicrobial therapy with potentially less adverse effects and lower costs. Next-generation sequencing of samples from the sputum of intubated patients may enable more focused treatment of pneumonia in the critically ill.