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New study review - Diagnosis and management of pediatric complicated pneumonia using the Karius Test
This live webinar will focus on the utilization of the Karius Test for community acquired pneumonia (CAP) at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. Pediatric CAP is a serious infection caused by a wide range of bacterial, viral, and fungal etiologies and is a leading cause of hospitalization in children.

Lead author, Dr. Lauge Farnaes will discuss a newly published retrospective study in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, evaluating the impact of the Karius Test and how it performs against standard-of-care diagnostic techniques such as cultures (1).

One of the main findings of the study was that as a result of Karius Test results, changes in antibiotic management were made in 47% of children hospitalized with complicated pneumonia. 

1 | Farnaes, et al. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Feb 2. doi:  10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.12.016.

Apr 25, 2019 2:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Lauge Farnaes, MD PhD
Assistant Medical Director @Rady Children’s Institute for Genome Medicine
Dr. Lauge Farnaes is an Assistant Medical Director at Rady Children’s Institute for Genome Medicine. He also serves as an attending physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Diseases at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. His current research focuses on the clinical utility of whole genome sequencing and the use of next-generation sequencing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. He obtained his medical degree, residency, and fellowship from the University of California, San Diego. He has published studies in applications of genomic medicine in pediatrics, clinical utility of whole genome sequencing, and pediatric infectious diseases.