De-escalation of Therapy Before Blood Culture Result is Returned

A severely dehydrated elderly patient was admitted for septic shock overnight.

Discussion

This case highlights not only T2Bacteria’s ability to rapidly identify specific bacterial pathogens in whole blood but also the capability to detect the causative organism in the presence of antibiotics where blood cultures remained negative, as well as an opportunity to use the result to de-escalate therapy.

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Critical Results Received without Interference from Empiric Therapy

The patient presented to the emergency department 5 days after appendectomy

Discussion

This case highlights the benefit of the T2Bacteria Panel’s rapid bacterial species identification in a scenario where a patient has already received several days of empiric therapy without significant clinical improvement. Once the causative organism was identified and effective therapy was initiated, the patient experienced rapid clinical improvement. This improvement enabled the patient to be discharged 2 days after the T2Bacteria result, potentially resulting in a reduced length of stay.

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Rapid Targeting of Therapy Based on T2Bacteria

An 86 year old patient was transferred to the treating hospital with signs of septic shock.

Discussion

This case highlights the benefit of T2Bacteria’s rapid bacterial species identification, which allowed for a rapid escalation of antibiotic therapy and discontinuation of unnecessary antibiotics once Pseudomonas aeruginosa was identified.

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