Addressing antibiotic resistance: Breath analysis aims to reduce unnecessary prescriptions

Posted by on June 8, 2016 2:00 pm
Categories: health

The overuse of antibiotics gives harmful bacteria the opportunity to evolve into drug resistant strains that threaten health care. To help tackle the problem, scientists have begun a pilot study examining biomarkers exhaled by patients. The team’s goal is to develop an efficient (fast, accurate, painless and affordable) test that will assist doctors in prescribing antibiotics only when the treatment is absolutely necessary.

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