Postdoctoral fellow KP Smith discusses how to use "time to positivity" information in interpreting the meaning of blood cultures. His blog article is titled: "Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity."
"A Little Change Can Make a Lot of MIC Difference: the Inoculum Effect and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing"
Thanks to American Society of Microbiology science writer, Julie Wolf, for highlighting our inoculum effect manuscript in the ASM mBiosphere Blog, "A Little Change Can Make a Lot of MIC Difference: the Inoculum Effect and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing"
KP Smith waxes eloquently on the MALDI-TOF technology for micro-organism identification on the ASM-Blog. I love his time-of-flight (TOF) baseball analogy. Oh, and on his spare time, KP performs translational diagnostics and antimicrobial development research.
Please read this informative blog post by clinical microbiology and postdoctoral fellow, Thea Brennan-Krohn: "AST FOR NEW ANTIBIOTICS: THE CLINICAL LABORATORIAN'S DILEMMA."
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