Faster Detection of Infection.

Scientists are constantly working around the clock to develop new ways of battling against disease and injury. Sometimes that research is biology based, and involves work with stem cells. Other times it’s mechanical, and requires the development of new technology that can help existing patients.

Because of the deadly risk posed by an untreated urinary tract infection, Georgia Urology knows that early detection is important. An infection can lead to sepsis and widespread infection. This can lead to even further complications, such as blood clots and ruptured blood vessels.

Fortunately, new detection methods are right around the corner. Scientists in Germany have been experimenting with a system that will allow them to detect potential urinary infections using only very small samples. Best of all, the detection would be far more accurate, and catch the infection earlier. This is done by essentially ‘spinning’ the urine in a contained the device. As the device spins, bacteria is captured, and scientists can then tell whether there is an ongoing infection.

This type of breakthrough could lead to saved lives. While the research team is still in the process of developing the device, it may not be much longer before people have a safe, early method of detecting infection.

 

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