Escalation of Appropriate Therapy for P. Aeruginosa

86-year-old patient with a past medical history of ischemic stroke, anemia, diabetes, and hypertension was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.


Therapy was escalated to appropriately cover the P. aeruginosa infection in a geographic region endemic for multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa that was not identified via the blood culture. The patient recovered from the infection and was discharged to a rehabilitation facility.


Early ID of S. aureus Endocarditis Using T2Bacteria

54-year-old male, with a past medical history of Hepatitis C, presented to the emergency department.


This case highlights the benefit of the T2Bacteria Panel’s rapid bacterial species identification. Using T2Bacteria allowed for early identification of S. aureus endocarditis in a patient with a limited medical history that had been transferred from an outside hospital. Based on the T2Bacteria results, unnecessary antibiotics were discontinued on Day 1, and the patient received cardiology and infectious disease consultations for the management of endocarditis. The patient’s follow-on blood cultures were negative, likely due to the presence of antibiotics, but the S. aureus bacteremia was confirmed from a blood culture draw obtained prior to admission.


Earlier Targeted Therapy Based on T2 Positive

52-year-old male, currently undergoing hemodialysis three times weekly with a complicated medical history.


This case highlights the benefit of the T2Bacteria Panel’s rapid species identification, allowing for the rapid initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy and resulting in clinical improvement.


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