Advancing technologies for the diagnosis and management of infections

Daithi S. Heffernan, Elizabeth D. Fox

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Infections remain a significant problem among surgical patients. Technological advances, especially in the arena of nano-technology, have markedly improved the ability to detect, prevent and treat surgical infections. No longer limited to culture-based methods of pathogen detection or standard antimicrobial therapies, options for management of surgical infections are rapidly expanding. Such advances are critical in this era of rapidly developing resistant and virulent strains of organisms. Further, our understanding of the host pathogen interaction grows exponentially with the development of computer-based modeling, aiding in expediting research endeavors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1174
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Advancing technologies
  • Diagnosis
  • Infections
  • Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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