New autofluorescence imaging platform detects and tracks bacteria in chronic wounds

Chronic wounds are a significant burden to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems worldwide. Diagnosis of wound infection currently relies on clinical judgment, which varies widely and is subjective in nature, as well as culture-based tests, which can take days to yield results. This can lead to inappropriate use of empiric antibiotics, which is an increasing healthcare concern due to the emergence of drug resistant microbes

Chronic wounds are a significant burden to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems worldwide. Diagnosis of wound infection currently relies on clinical judgment, which varies widely and is subjective in nature, as well as culture-based tests, which can take days to yield results. This can lead to inappropriate use of empiric antibiotics, which is an increasing healthcare concern due to the emergence of drug resistant microbes

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New autofluorescence imaging platform detects and tracks bacteria in chronic wounds