Article on bloodstream infection among cancer patients co-authored by Tata Social Internship student is published in microbiology journal.
An article about bloodstream infection co-authored by a Tata Social Internship student has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists. The Centre for India and Global Business, directed by Professor Jaideep Prabhu of Cambridge Judge Business School, helps to coordinate the Tata Social Internships, which are open to students throughout the University of Cambridge.
Sara Devereux, a science student at the University of Cambridge, was a Tata Social Internship student who participated in the research project on bloodstream infection at a cancer hospital in eastern India. Such infections are major cause of death among cancer patients. The study involving 683 patients was conducted over a 40-day period in 2015, looking at the correlation between suspected or confirmed infection with length of hospital stay and cost of health care.
The article entitled “Blood stream infections as a predictor of length of hospital stay and cost of care in patients with cancer” was co-authored by Sara Devereux along with Dr Gaurav Goel, Kasturi Sengupta and Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya of the Department of Microbiology at Tata Medical Center in Kolkata, India.