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Urinary tract infections account for a large portion of antibiotic prescriptions – but could a new point-of-care test help doctors prescribe more selectively?
Roisin McGuigan |
The threat of antibiotic resistance needs no introduction, and yet antibiotics are still being incorrectly prescribed around the globe. New and improved approaches to diagnosing bacterial infection can help, and one team from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, have developed a rapid point-of-care (POC) test to determine the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics in urinary tract infections (UTIs). We spoke to Johan Elf, Professor of Physical Biology and Chair of Molecular Systems Biology, Uppsala University, to find out more…
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