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Monday, August 28, 2017

Rapid detection of bacterial meningitis

Rousseau G, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017. -  
doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000495. [Epub ahead of print]
"CONCLUSION: A glucometer accurately detects an abnormal CSF/blood glucose ratio immediately after the lumbar puncture. This cheap point-of-care method has the potential to speed up the diagnostic process of patients with bacterial meningitis."