Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Fluorescence Imaging for the Detection of Bacterial Burden in Wounds

This excellent work from Le and coworkers strongly suggests that using a point of care diagnostic device (Moleculight) can identify elevated bacterial load and influence medical decision making. Objective: High bacterial load contributes to chronicity of wounds and is diagnosed based on assessment of clinical signs and symptoms (CSS) of infection, but these characteristics are poor […]

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A microbial-load-guided debridement decision tree using bacterial fluorescence imaging #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

Strong concept from Cole and Coe. One can see the future of theragnostic-driven care in works like this. Use of a bacterial fluorescence imaging system to target wound debridement and accelerate healing: a pilot study Objective: Optimal wound-bed preparation consists of regular debridement to remove devitalised tissues, reduce bacterial load, and to establish an environment […]

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