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|Journal||Journal of Microbiological Methods|
This study observed correlation between quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and semi-quantitative culture for definition of Haemophilus influenzae infection in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from 81 Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Data collected supported the continued use of quantitative culture as the gold standard.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
This study conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research is investigating the bacteria found in the lungs and airways of children suffering from bronchiectasis and the effectiveness of antibiotics to treat this condition.
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