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July 17, 2018

New Thermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S PCT direct blood test allows fast bacterial infection and sepsis diagnosis at patient’s point of care

The new B·R·A·H·M·S PCT direct point of care assay requires just one drop of blood for a reliable infection diagnosis and clinical decisions in the acute care setting within 20 minutes.

New Thermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S PCT direct blood test allows fast bacterial infection and sepsis diagnosis at patient’s point of care >


July 13, 2018

Roche PCT assay cleared for expanded use - Important tool in antibiotic resistance crisis

Elecsys® B·R·A·H·M·S PCT™ (procalcitonin) helps clinicians assess presence and severity of certain bacterial infections and patient response to antibiotics

Roche PCT assay cleared for expanded use - Important tool in antibiotic resistance crisis >


April 2018

Too many antibiotics can give preemies a lifetime of ill health

Read the full Science Article here >
Learn more on Procalcitonin (PCT) for diagnosis and safe antibiotic guidance in neonatal sepsis >


January 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) surveillance report - High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide

WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries. A first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries.

Read the WHO News Release here >  
Find out more on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT in Antibiotic Stewardship >


January 2018

Blood test reduces mortality and shortens antibiotic use among adults with chest infection 

The National Institute on Health Research (NIHR), UK reports on the findings of a review that shows the growing body of evidence indicating that procalcitonin may help refine the use of antibiotics in select patient groups. 

Read the full article on NIHR here >  
Find out more on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT in Antibiotic Stewardship >


January 2018

Available now: Language versions of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 "

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) have made the 2016 Guidelines available now in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.  

Find the language versions of the SSC Guidelines here >
Find out more on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT for early detection of sepsis >


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