Priorities and Progress in Diagnostic Research by the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
antibacterial resistance; bacterial infections; diagnostics
The advancement of infectious disease diagnostics, along with studies devoted to infections caused by gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, is a top scientific priority of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG). Diagnostic tests for infectious diseases are rapidly evolving and improving. However, the availability of rapid tests designed to determine antibacterial resistance or susceptibility directly in clinical specimens remains limited, especially for gram-negative organisms. Additionally, the clinical impact of many new tests, including an understanding of how best to use them to inform optimal antibiotic prescribing, remains to be defined. This review summarizes the recent work of the ARLG toward addressing these unmet needs in the diagnostics field and describes future directions for clinical research aimed at curbing the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Hanson, Kimberly E.; Banerjee, Ritu; Doernberg, Sarah B.; Evans, Scott R.; Komarow, Lauren; Satlin, Michael J.; Schwager, Nyssa; Simner, Patricia J.; Tillekeratne, L Gayani; and Patel, Robin, "Priorities and Progress in Diagnostic Research by the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3597.
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics