Speaker - Lauge Farnaes, MD PhD | Diagnosis and management of pediatric complicated pneumonia using the Karius Test | Karius
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Speaker - Lauge Farnaes, MD PhD | Diagnosis and management of pediatric complicated pneumonia using the Karius Test

In this webinar, lead author, Dr. Lauge Farnaes, Assistant Medical Director at Rady Children’s Institute for Genome Medicine, discusses a retrospective study published in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, evaluating the impact of the Karius Test on pediatric community-acquired pneumonia and how it performs against standard-of-care diagnostic techniques such as cultures. 

 

 

Dr. Farnaes also shares his experience on the wider use of the Karius Test and presents a case on pediatric endocarditis.

 

Summary:

Pediatric community-acquired pneumonia is a serious infection caused by a wide range of bacterial, viral, and fungal etiologies and is a leading cause of hospitalization in children. One of the main findings of the study was that as a direct result of Karius Test results, changes in antibiotic management were made in 47% of children hospitalized with complicated pneumonia1.

Webinar topics:

  • Background on Pediatric Complicated Pneumonia
  • Evaluation of the Karius Test in the Management of Pediatric Complicated Pneumonia
  • Additional Pediatric Case in Endocarditis

 

1Farnaes, et al. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2019 June, 94(2):188-191. doi:  10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.12.016.