It is commonly known that UTIs are often dealt with antibiotics, yet, it appears that from overuse, many of us are resistant to antibiotics and treatment is ineffective against disease.
The article in Technology Today, reveals a new diagnostic tool that can identify antibiotic resistance in only half an hour which, compared to a couple of days waiting for results as it currently stands, is groundbreaking.
My question is not concerning the diagnostic tool, which I am sure you feel is as impressive as I do, but on how many of us are resistant to antibiotics? Wouldn’t it be better to prevent the infection than hope you can treat it after it has reared it’s ugly head?
This article around the technology and the study conducted is really interesting:
Referenced paper http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/410/eaal3693