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Article: The role of clinical microbiologists in infectious disease management

TitleThe role of clinical microbiologists in infectious disease management
Authors
Keywordsantibiotic resistance
communicable diseases
infection
microbiology
referral and consultation
Issue Date1995
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1995, v. 1 n. 2, p. 123-128 How to Cite?
AbstractAll infectious disease consultations directed to the clinical microbiologists at the Queen Mary Hospital in February 1995 were analysed. A total of 95 written and 111 telephone consultations were received. Fifty three percent of the written consultations involved patients with persistent fever despite multiple antimicrobial therapy. Of all written consultations, gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, and fungi were encountered in 39%, 31%, and 19%, respectively. The majority of written consultations (55%) were from surgical units. In contrast, 65% of telephone consultations came from medical and paediatric units. This study indicated that a wide spectrum of infectious disease problems - both diagnostic and therapeutic - were encountered by clinical microbiologists. The unique combination of laboratory skill and clinical infectious disease knowledge gives the microbiologist a distinctive advantage in assisting clinicians to provide optimal care to patients suffering from infection.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53426
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, RWMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:19:27Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:19:27Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1995, v. 1 n. 2, p. 123-128en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAll infectious disease consultations directed to the clinical microbiologists at the Queen Mary Hospital in February 1995 were analysed. A total of 95 written and 111 telephone consultations were received. Fifty three percent of the written consultations involved patients with persistent fever despite multiple antimicrobial therapy. Of all written consultations, gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, and fungi were encountered in 39%, 31%, and 19%, respectively. The majority of written consultations (55%) were from surgical units. In contrast, 65% of telephone consultations came from medical and paediatric units. This study indicated that a wide spectrum of infectious disease problems - both diagnostic and therapeutic - were encountered by clinical microbiologists. The unique combination of laboratory skill and clinical infectious disease knowledge gives the microbiologist a distinctive advantage in assisting clinicians to provide optimal care to patients suffering from infection.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectantibiotic resistanceen_HK
dc.subjectcommunicable diseasesen_HK
dc.subjectinfectionen_HK
dc.subjectmicrobiologyen_HK
dc.subjectreferral and consultationen_HK
dc.titleThe role of clinical microbiologists in infectious disease managementen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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