Rapid Diagnosis of Blood Stream Infections in ICU: Recent Advances

Keywords: Bacteremia;, Infections, Nucleic acid testing, Sepsis

Abstract

Blood stream infections and sepsis are major causes of hospitalization in most intensive care units around the globe, especially in developing countries like Nepal. Although the sepsis guidelines emphasize the role of early institution of appropriate antibiotics, it is practically challenging due to delayed turnover time of currently available diagnostic tests. Modifications in traditional blood culture methods, use of molecular techniques and availability of biomarkers have raised hope in rapid detection of blood stream infections.

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Author Biography

Raju Prasad Pangeni, HAMS Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant Pulmonologist & Intensivist

Published
2019-06-20
How to Cite
Pangeni, R. (2019). Rapid Diagnosis of Blood Stream Infections in ICU: Recent Advances. Nepalese Medical Journal, 2(1), 177-180. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmj.v2i1.23980
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Review Articles