Sepsis deaths rising in England’s hospitals

Sepsis Deaths in England’s hospitals have risen by more than two thirds in two years. (BBC News)

The incidence of sepsis is increasing in all areas of the world where epidemiology studies have been conducted. Gram-positive bacteria have become the most common caPCTuse of sepsis, although fungal organisms are increasing most rapidly in incidence.

Measurement of procalcitonin (PCT) has been shown to be a helpful tool for the diagnosis severe systemic bacterial infection and sepsis. Micropoint’s mLabs® PCT test provides diagnostic information that differentiates inflammatory reactions and bacterial infections.

Additionally the test results can contribute to the optimisation of antibiotic therapy and can assist in monitoring treatment duration. 

Point of Care testing brings the test direct to the patients bedside providing quick test results allowing rapid evaluation and clinical decision making.

Clinical Significances provided include:

  • Helpful tool for the diagnostic process of severe systemic bacterial infection and sepsis
  • Provide diagnostic information to differentiate inflammatory reactions and bacterial infection
  • Contribute to optimization of antibiotic therapy and monitor treatment duration
  • Improve clinical, economic and operational outcomes
  • Reduce unnecessary admissions, costs and length of stay
  • Suitable for use in emergency rooms, physician offices, clinical laboratories and hospital departments including cardiology, respiratory, maternity, surgery, orthopedics, trauma, and oncology

Micropoint Bioscience Distribution

MicropointWe are please to be able to bring the Micropoint Bioscience Point of Care Devices to the UK market.

With the relatively small blood volume required for testing the Electrometer Plus coagulation monitor is ideal for use in the ITU/ICU environment especially in paediatric/neonatal Units.

This together with the Immunometer will bring diagnostic on demand for Point of Care.

Contact us directly for further information or to arrange a demonstration.

Medica 2017

MedicaThe worlds leading trade fair for the medical industry hosted in Düsseldorf 13th to the 16th of November 2017.

It was good to meet a great many companies at Medica this year providing forthcoming opportunities for Andrac Holdings Ltd. now and in the future in the medical technology industry.

Very impressive 17 Halls packed with medical suppliers from all over the world.

Even though there are over 123,000 professional visitors, you are always able to meet up with past colleagues and friends at the meeting. Although there for the full four days it is still difficult to experience each of the Halls to the full.

The catalogue of the event will provide further future contacts of all the medical suppliers.