Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry accelerates pathogen identification and may confer benefit in the outcome of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis

Wei Hung Lin, Jyh Chang Hwang, Chin Chung Tseng, Yu Tzu Chang, An Bang Wu, Jing Jou Yan, Jiunn Jong Wu, Ming Cheng Wang

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Abstract

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and conventional standard methods were compared for time to pathogen identification and impact on clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis patients. The MALDI-TOF MS method identified the causative microorganisms earlier (average time saved, 64 h for all pathogens), and patients had a shorter hospital stay (mean±standard deviation, 5.2±4.8 days versus 8.2±4.5 days, P=0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1383
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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