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October 21, 2013
Which test should you order if you suspect Clostridium difficile infection-and how often do you check the stool for the C difficile toxin? Here: the answer-and explanation.
October 04, 2013
When patients develop diarrhea in the hospital within 48 hours after admission, it is most likely antibiotic-associated diarrhea, including CDAD.
September 28, 2013
Both VRE and vancomycin-sensitive enterococci are considered normal flora in the human intestine.
September 20, 2013
Escherichia coli resistance to quinolone antibiotics increased 5-fold between 2000 and 2010.
September 13, 2013
Imipenem/cilastatin may be used in patients who have mild allergy to penicillin.
September 05, 2013
Lumbar puncture in cases of suspected meningitis should be performed before CT scan.
August 22, 2013
In patients with diabetes who do not have foot ulcers, cellulitis is most often caused by Streptococcus and only occasionally by Staphylococcus species.
August 16, 2013
Staphylococcal bacteria found in the urine should prompt a search for a primary source of infection.
August 10, 2013
Patients with MRSA or MSSA should always be treated for at least 2 weeks with IV antibiotics.
August 01, 2013
Double anaerobic antimicrobioal therapy is unnecessary and exposes patients unnecessarily to unpleasant adverse events.