Month: February 2022

The Rapid Killer – Clostridium Septicum and Cancer

I am a fan of world war I. The biggest cluster in history (where two cousins were basically texting each other prior to the breakout of the war) led to the demise of several monarchies, the rise of new superpowers, and the grim reality of how modern warfare was going to play out going forward.

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Daptomycin for Septic Pulmonary Emboli? Maybe

The hits keep coming and they don’t stop coming. I’ve had a bit of a lull lately, but am back to bring short, and hopefully, sweet post. Daptomycin has become a go-to antibiotic for MRSA infections, namely bacteremia, as organisms with resistance to vancomycin have risen in the past few years. The 2006 Fowler study

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What the MRSA PCR? The Role of Nose PCR Swabs in Stewardship.

I recently wrote about the fact that all pneumonia are aspiration events. Depending on the colonization of the oropharynx and the volume of aspirate material plays a role in the development of subsequent disease. It stands to reason that, if we are able to figure out what is colonizing the oropharynx, we may be able

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