A rapid test to detect bacteria in patients with a sore throat
A rapid test to detect bacteria in patients with a sore throat
Document number : 223741
Created by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2017-11-03
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2018-09-03
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

It is difficult to sort out if a patient attending for a sore throat is ill from a virus (with no benefit from antibiotics) or from a bacteria (with a potential benefit of antibiotics). Inspecting the throat is not much better than flipping a coin. This project aim to evaluate the usefulness of a modern test identifying bacteria in only 8 minutes.

Co-worker

Bradley Elliott
Hinchinbrook Health Care
Description of the role in this project:
Participate in planning, data collection, analysis and writing of manuscript
Ulrich Orda
Mount Isa Hospital Emergency Department, JCU / MICRRH Mt. Isa
Description of the role in this project:
Participate in planning, analysis and writing of manuscript
Clare Heal
JCU Mackay
Description of the role in this project:
Participate in planning, analysis and writing of manuscript

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Ingham - Hinchinbrook Health Care
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Mackay Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Mount Isa Hospital - Emergency Medicine
Health Care - Health care providers - Primary Health Care (GP) - Queensland - Mackay - One Stop Medical

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Evaluation of the usefulness of a point of care test to detect group A Streptococci in patients with a sore throat

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced

2017-11-03

A rapid test to detect bacteria in patients with a sore throat, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/223741