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The Utility of Broad Detection of Respiratory Pathogens: A PASCV E-journal Club Discussion
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1.0 Contact Hours
PASCV is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
Angella Charnot-Katsikas, M.D.
Gregory Storch, M.D.
Alexandra Valsamakis, M.D., Ph.D.,
In this first-ever on-line journal club, three discussants will highlight important background, investigational methods, results and interpretation of an outcomes study described in “Comprehensive Molecular Testing for Respiratory Pathogens in Community-Acquired Pneumonia “ authored by Gadsby NJ et al, in Clinical Infectious Diseases 2016;62 (7):817–23. The online audience can follow the discussion using audiovisuals that will include an annotated pdf of the paper.
Upon completion of this webinar, the participant should be able to:
- Describe how large multiplex NAATs with quantitative capabilities affect diagnostic yield compared to culture;
- Provide examples of how large multiplex quantitative NAATs for respiratory pathogens can affect antibiotic utilization; and
- List three critiques that could affect the findings of the discussed study.
Gadsby NJ, McHugh MP, Russell CD, et al. Development of two real-time multiplex PCR assays for the detection and quantification of eight key bacterial pathogens in lower respiratory tract infection. Clin Microbiol Infect 2015; 21:788.e1–13. (PMID: 25980353)
Public Health England. Investigation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Sputum and Associated Specimens. UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations. 2015. B 57 Issue 3.1. Available at: http://www.hpa.org.uk/SMI/pdf. Accessed 12 January 2016.