Tag: Gram Negative

One or Two Antibiotics for Pseudomonas? A Look at the Data.

So, you are thinking about starting antibiotics to cover for pseudomonas? That is great. Piperacillin-tazobactam or cefepime are great choices. Perhaps ceftazidime is another one if you are feeling a bit wild. Piperacillin-tazobactam covers anaerobes while the other 2 do not, however metronidazole is a nice addition to the latter 2. Either way, these all

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MDRO, DTR, WTF? Defining drug-resistance in Gram Negative Organisms

Gram negatives are a nightmare. Or at least, they are becoming a nightmare with all new patterns of resistance, beta-lactamases and carbapenamases, and plasmid-encoded resistances bringing forth the new generation of beta-lactam and beta-lactamase combinations that I find difficult to keep up with. The definitions of multi-drug resistant organisms tend to be more geared towards

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Therapy for Gram Negative Bacteremia – Not a Complicated Issue

Gram negative bacteremia tends to complicate a variety of infections, including urinary tract infections/pyelonephritis, and intra-abdominal infections. Further, a lot of these patients tend to have severe presentations leading to perhaps overtreatment with IV antibiotic therapy. Until recently, there had been little data to guide uncomplicated gram negative rod bacteremia but there has been a

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