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Bieke Tack received the ISF/ESCMID 2024 Sepsis award

Bieke Tack received the ISF/ESCMID 2024 Sepsis award

Bieke Tack got honoured with the ISF/ESCMID* 2024 award for her work on sepsis, which was part of her PhD research on invasive non-Typhi Salmonella in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thierry Calandra, ISF Immediate Past Chair and Secretary, handed over the award to Bieke at the ESCMID Global conference in Barcelona, where she […]

Hardy et al., 2024. Affordable blood culture systems from China: in vitro evaluation for use in resource-limited settings

Hardy et al., 2024. Affordable blood culture systems from China: in vitro evaluation for use in resource-limited settings

Read the latest paper by Liselotte Hardy. This study evaluated the performance, usability, and interchangeability of Chinese blood culture systems in a laboratory setting using simulated blood cultures with a panel of 20 bacterial strains associated with bloodstream infections. Summary Background: Bloodstream infections (BSI) pose a significant threat due to high mortality rates and the […]

Kalonji et al., 2023. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from stool samples of healthy human carriers are genetically similar to blood culture isolates: a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kalonji et al., 2023. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from stool samples of healthy human carriers are genetically similar to blood culture isolates: a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As part of her doctoral research, Lisette Mbuyi-Kalonji has published an article on the presence of non-typhoidal Salmonella in stool samples and the link with blood culture isolates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a microbiologist at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale and Cliniques Universitaires inKinshasa, and a doctoral researcher at the […]

Krapp et al., 2023. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Bloodstream Infections in Peru and Associated Outcomes: VIRAPERU Study.

Krapp et al., 2023. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Bloodstream Infections in Peru and Associated Outcomes: VIRAPERU Study.

Fiorella Krapp has published a paper on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from bloodstream infections in Peru. Fiorella is infectious disease specialist at Instituto de medicina tropical Alexander von Humboldt and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. In 2024, she will defend her PhD research at KU Leuven and the Institute of Tropical […]

GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection

GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection

The “GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection” is out. This manual supersedes the “GLASS manual for early implementation” from 2015. It marks the second phase of GLASS implementation, adopting complementary surveillance and reporting approaches to accelerate empowering countries with representative quality and strategic information for policymaking. This version also […]

Delayed incubation of blood culture bottles – recommendations for preincubation temperature and time

Delayed incubation of blood culture bottles – recommendations for preincubation temperature and time

Ideally, blood culture bottles are incubated as soon as possible after sampling. However, in many tropical settings, high ambient preincubation temperatures (>25°C) and delayed incubator entry due to prolonged transport times are a reality and can affect blood culture results. This review document gives recommendations for delayed entry of blood culture bottles for manual and […]

MSF Access Campaign report: recommendations to improve local production of diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries

MSF Access Campaign report: recommendations to improve local production of diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries

The MSF Access Campaign has recently translated their 2021 report about local production of diagnostics into French and Korean.

Vliegenthart-Jongbloed et al., 2023. Not recommended fixed-dose antibiotic combinations in low- and middle-income countries – the example of Tanzania

Vliegenthart-Jongbloed et al., 2023. Not recommended fixed-dose antibiotic combinations in low- and middle-income countries – the example of Tanzania

Background: Fixed-dose combinations (FDC) are medicine formulations that combine two or more ingredients in fixed ratios in a single dose form. Although advantageous in tuberculosis and malaria (efficacy, adherence, protection against resistance), only a few antibiotic FDC (FDC-AB) have been developed along full microbiological, pharmacological and clinical validation and safety studies. The World Health Organization […]