April 9, 2012

10 Things Hospitalists Should Know about Infectious Diseases


Familiarize yourself with new technology for identifying bugs. “Mass spectrometers have been used for identifying microorganisms through a computerized database, and these units are just starting to become available to large health centers,” says Robert Orenstein, DO, associate professor of medicine in infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. “This allows you potentially to identify some of these microorganisms almost immediately—if they’re in the database, which is the key.”



The Hospitalist   4/9/12

Tags: Dr. Robert Orenstein, Infectious Diseases, mass spectrometers, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Technology

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