Point-of-Care Methods – A Way to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels worldwide. Are we heading towards a post-antibiotic era? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is today in the global spotlight. With the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) on November 13-19, it is on the international agenda of WHO and global leaders.

Complete Blood Count (CBC), C-reactive protein (CRP) or White Blood Cell Count (WBC)? Which method to use for discriminating between bacterial or viral infection? 

There are benefits of each method and the combination of methods could even provide important information for faster decisions - within minutes instead of hours or even days. 

In this white paper we focus on current status and recent findings related to methods for better discrimination between viral and bacterial infections. Could a point-of-care (POC) method be a way forward to reduce antibiotic resistance? Read more about results from recent articles within this area. 
 

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