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Hospital-Acquired (HAP) and Ventilator-Associated (VAP) Pneumonia Updates

Pearls from presentation 3/21/17 in FMTS by Amber, PharmD:

  • Risk factors for MDR HAP, MRSA or Pseudomonas HAP/VAP:  IV abx within 90 d.
  • Risk factors for MDR VAP:  prior abx within 90 d, septic shock at time of VAP, ARDS preceding VAP, ≥5 d hospitalization prior to VAP, dialysis prior to VAP onset.
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Pharmacology / Meds

Outpatient MRSA decolonisation instructions

Your recent pathology test showed that you are carrying a strain of resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that occasionally can cause serious infection.  See also this NSW MRSA… 1,158 more words


Patient advice: recurrent staphylococcal infection

Recurrent staphylococcal infection:  Natural history

  • Virulent strains of Staph. aureus (including golden staph- MRSA) are responsible for recurrent skin and soft tissue infections (eg. boils)in previously well individuals (children and adults).
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The Komodo Cure

NASA took every precaution when they launched it into space. It’s destination was the International Space Station (ISS). The station’s latest life form, methicillian-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) arrived via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on February 18, 2017. 845 more words

Short Story

Dogs can be useful - Woof of concept obtained

I’m not a dog lover. Far from it in fact, however a new paper in the Journal of Hospital Infection caught my eye today. Yesterday I was sitting in the… 371 more words

Antibiotic Resistance

The Deadliest Bacteria in the World

When people get sick, it is common practice to self medicate rather than consult. Many even go as far as telling friends and relatives what drugs they should take based on what was prescribed to them previously. 86 more words