Unmet Diagnostic Needs in Infectious Disease
Published Date:Oct 25 2014
Source:Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014; 81(1):57-59.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Emerging Infections Network
Infectious Disease Medicine
Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Unmet Diagnostic Needs
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4268087
Funding:1U50CK000187/CK/NCEZID CDC HHS/United States
K23 AI079401/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
Description:Accurate diagnosis is critical to providing appropriate care in infectious diseases (ID). New technologies for infectious disease diagnostics are emerging, but gaps remain in test development and availability. The Emerging Infections Network surveyed ID physicians to assess unmet diagnostic needs. Responses reflected the urgent need to identify drug-resistant infections and highlighted the potential for early diagnosis to improve antibiotic stewardship. Information gained from this survey can help inform recommendations for new diagnostic test development in the future.
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