Impact of a Molecular Based Rapid Diagnostic for Bloodstream Infections without Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention at a Cancer Center

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Identifier 029_Buss-ASM_EBPF2017
Title Impact of a Molecular Based Rapid Diagnostic for Bloodstream Infections without Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention at a Cancer Center
Creator B. Buss, PharmD; T. Baures, MD; M. Yoo PhD; K. Hanson, MD; R. Benefield, PharmD; E. Spivak, MD
Description Molecular based rapid diagnostic testing (mRDT) for bloodstream infections (BSIs) decreases time to effective antimicrobial therapy, hospital length of stay, and mortality when paired with an active antimicrobial stewardship (AS) intervention. The impact of mRDT for BSIs in patients at a cancer center has not been evaluated. The objective of this analysis was to compare time to appropriate antimicrobial therapy in patients before and after implementation of a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based blood culture identification panel without AS intervention at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Subject Diagnostics; Infections; Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2017
Date Digital 2017
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6p02m4q
Relation is Part of 2017 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2019-07-09
ID 1399398
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6p02m4q
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