Respiratory and urinary tract diseases surprisingly share some common ground. Identifying the causative agent for each is difficult, whether pathogenic or non-pathogenic. Additionally, both are frequently treated with antibiotics that may or may not be necessary. For those reasons, these conditions are exemplary for how diagnostic strategies for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship can improve healthcare.
This webinar will explore urinary tract infections and respiratory diseases from the viewpoint of symptom presentation, differential diagnosis, and how diagnosis leads to better treatment and better use of antibiotics. Plus, the expert speakers will discuss how urinalysis and rapid antigen testing at the point of care (POC) are key components to an overall strategy for syndromic testing and antibiotic stewardship programs.
Key learning objectives
- Learn about urinary tract and respiratory disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- Understand current testing strategies for suspected urinary and respiratory infections
- Understand the use and misuse of antibiotics for each condition, from unique perspectives
- Discover how POC testing can be used to improve outcomes
Who should attend
Physicians, Nurses, POC Coordinators, Clinicians, Laboratory Technicians/Technologists, and Healthcare Professionals
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Attila Juhász, MD, Ph.D.
Specialist in Medical Microbiology
Consultant at Tritonlife Labs and Neumann Diagnostics, HungaryView Bio
Dr. Juhász is a consultant and supervisor for several labs including TritonLife Labs and Neumann Diagnostics in Budapest, Hungary. He has a Ph.D. in virology. He also holds a medical degree from the University of Debrecen, with a specialty in medical microbiology, laboratory medicine, and molecular genetic diagnostics.
Allison B. Chambliss, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAView Bio
Dr. Allison Chambliss is an associate professor of clinical pathology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on nanobiotechnology. She has authored several papers on urinalysis testing and antibiotic stewardship.
Dora studied biomedical science at the University of Manchester, UK, and as a member of the editorial team, plays an integral role in helping to shape the content on SelectScience.