Mologic innovations are having a continuing dramatic impact on the diagnosis and treatment of infections and infectious diseases.
Sepsis is a life-threatening illness. The single most expensive condition treated in hospitals, it is a leading cause of death in EDs and ICUs worldwide. A rapid diagnostic for sepsis does not yet exist.
Peritoneal dialysis is the preferred treatment for ESRD patients because it offers a better quality of life, but leaves patients prone to peritoneal infection. The diagnosis is limited to visual bag inspection and patient symptoms.
Dengue is at epidemic levels in more than 110 countries with incidence growing by 10% every year.
Periodontal Disease is strongly linked to bone loss in the jaw and to a higher incidence of heart disease. Early diagnosis relies on qualitative methods for periodontal disease, and is limited to radiographs for early detection of bone loss.