Patient presents with suspected sepsis
Presentation: 53-year-old immunocompromised, morbidly obese female with recent history of surgery to drain an intra-abdominal abscess. Patient presented at the emergency department 8 days post-op with fever, chills and abdominal pain. Sepsis was suspected and patient was admitted with orders for blood cultures, T2Bacteria and broad spectrum antibiotics.
Imagine species identification for some of the most common and deadly sepsis-causing pathogens— without having to wait 1 to 5 days or more for blood culture results.
In 2004, microbiologist Carl Nathan, M.D., wrote in a Nature commentary that:
"Treating infections with pathogen-specific rather than broad-spectrum antibiotics (whenever possible) will require prior, rapid, accurate and specific diagnosis. It makes no sense to use 21st-century technology to develop drugs targeted at specific infections whose diagnosis is delayed by 19th-century methods."1
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According to the CDC, of the 154 million prescriptions for antibiotics written in doctors' offices and emergency departments each year, 30% are unnecessary.12
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