Search Tag: aspergillosis

ICU Management

Breath Test for Diagnosing Fungal Pneumonia

2014 24 Oct

Pneumonia is caused by many different microbes, and early identification of the bug culprit is important to ensure timely and appropriate treatment. A novel approach — analysing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe — may help detect invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection that is a leading cause of mortality... Read more

IMAGING Management

Bone Suppression Optimises Chest X-ray's IPA Diagnosis

2014 21 Oct

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients with haematological malignancies. A delay in treatment is associated with substantially increased hospital mortality. However, treatment is expensive, and can have serious side effects. From a clinical point of view, there is therefore a strong... Read more