COVID-19 Solutions

COVID-19 has exposed the critical impact of fast and actional diagnostic testing on patient outcomes. Diagnostics allow providers to more efficiently and effectively detect cause of infection and lower wasteful prescriptions that contribute to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Learn how diagnostic solutions and community surveillance capabilities are continuing to advance.

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Study of Severe COVID-19 Helps Uncover the Roots of Sepsis

Researchers find a cell type that impairs a patient's response to COVID-19 after progressing to sepsis.

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Reducing the Use of Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in COVID-19 on Hospital Admission

University of Chicago Medicine offers a compelling case study of ASP guidelines successfully lowering antibiotic usage.

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Association of Changes in Seasonal Respiratory Virus Activity and Ambulatory Antibiotic Prescriptions with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Respiratory virus detections and antibiotic prescribing rates for respiratory tract infections fell dramatically during the pandemic compared with previous years.

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The Double-Edged Sword of COVID-19 on the Use of Antibiotics

Gain a global view as three doctors from around the world share their experiences of COVID-19 and antimicrobial stewardship in this on-demand webinar.

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Dealing With Potential Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Infection

Christopher Bland, PharmD, discusses the primary issues identified with long COVID.

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NY Times: Is It COVID or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out

A recent New York Times article discusses the role of PCR testing on ID management in a COVID-19 world, featuring Mark Miller, MD

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Surveillance System Tracks COVID Infection Hotspots in Hospitals

Viral genome sequencing offers a realistic possibility to track and identify root-causes of HAI transmissions, including COVID-19

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How mRNA Technology Could Change the World

mRNA’s story likely will not end with COVID-19; its potential stretches far beyond this pandemic

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Establishing a Distribution Network for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

This study reveals how a large health system overcame logistical challenges to deliver monoclonal antibody therapy

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How a 1960s discovery in Yellowstone made millions of COVID-19 PCR tests possible

The key ingredient in PCR was discovered inside a hardy bacteria 50 years ago

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IDSA Updates Guidance to Support Use of Tocilizumab for COVID-19

On February 22 revised recommendations were published

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CIDRAP Presents, An Imperfect Storm

The battle with COVID-19 continues with a new variant spreading and concerns rising about vaccines

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COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance Are Dual Threats

Download our comprehensive infographic to support your patient education efforts

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Performance Characteristics of Serological Assays

This JCM Accepted Manuscript reveals the clinical performance of VIDAS® SARS-CoV-2 IgM and VIDAS® SARS-CoV-2 IgG

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Procalcitonin (PCT) in Emergency Department Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Webinar

This on-demand webinar examines the role PCT plays in assessing the host response in ED patients with suspected COVID-19.

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PCT Guidance for COVID-19 Patients With Bacterial Co-Infections

In this 20 minute podcast, listen to top critical care experts discuss using PCT to help clinicians manage positive COVID-19 patients with bacterial co-infections.