Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology, An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323188609, 9780323188616

Automation and Emerging Technology in Clinical Microbiology, An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Volume 33-3

1st Edition

Authors: Carey-Ann Burnham
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323188609
eBook ISBN: 9780323188616
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd September 2013

Description

The field of Clinical Microbiology is evolving at a rapid pace, perhaps more so than any other arm of laboratory medicine. This can be attributed to new technology, including high throughput gene sequencing, multiplex molecular assays, rapid evolution of antimicrobial resistance, and discovery of new pathogens. In addition, modern medical procedures, such as solid organ and stem cell transplantation, have resulted in an explosion of infections with agents that historically have been considered to be of low virulence. This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine will highlight some of the advances in diagnostic microbiology, including MALDI-TOF MS, pathogen discovery, and personalized antimicrobial chemotherapy. In addition, one of the papers will focus on implementation of new technologies and how to maximize patient impact of these new methods.


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323188616
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323188609

About the Authors

Carey-Ann Burnham Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis