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May 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Clinical Microbiology's Response to Sepsis
May 20, 2009 11:20 AM by Kelly Graham
One session at the American Society for Microbiology this morning was titled "Code Sepsis: Clinical Microbiology Responds to Sepsis." Donna Wolk from the University of Arizona reiterated some of the staggering numbers associated with sepsis: It's the Read More...
Live from ASM: Lab Methods for H1N1 Handling
May 19, 2009 2:41 PM by Kelly Graham
This afternoon brought a late-breaking session at ASM to discuss lab response to H1N1 swine flu. As ADVANCE has previously reported, the consensus seems to be that thanks to the terrific response of healthcare workers--certainly including laboratorians--what Read More...
The Resistant Pathogen Discussion Continues
May 19, 2009 10:48 AM by Kelly Graham
Tuesday morning at ASM started with a symposium titled “Update on Gram-negative Pathogen Resistance and Lab Methods of Detection." To recap, David Landman from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn discussed resistance Read More...
Wrapping Up Monday at ASM
May 18, 2009 8:55 PM by Kelly Graham
What a great day at the ASM General Meeting. After interesting educational sessions, fascinating poster presentations and making the rounds on the exhibit hall floor, your ADVANCE reporter is excited to begin planning new coverage. Patrick Duffy of the Read More...
Live from the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia
May 18, 2009 11:14 AM by Kelly Graham
Raul J. Cano, at California Polytechnichal State University, just spoke to a packed room about ongoing developments in treating antibiotic resistant superbugs--particularly MRSA. Laboratorians are acutely aware of the importance of accurate testing for Read More...
ASCP and CAP Joins ACLU Lawsuit Opposing Gene Patents
May 14, 2009 11:06 AM by Jill Hoffman
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) have joined the American Civil Liberties Union and at least 18 other plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the legality of patents on human genes—specifically, Read More...


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