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The logical choice of antibiotic for the urgent treatment of septic arthritis before sensitivities are available.

Presentation that accompanies the poster on the treatment of septic arthritis.  
Dr Ben Savage
about 9 years ago
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hand Incision for infection

hand Incision for infection  
Chris Oliver
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a common, worldwide, acute viral illness. The infection typically presents as a severe flu-like illness and may affect children and adults.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
over 8 years ago
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Focus On: Emergent Evaluation and Management of Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is defined as infection of the arachnoid mater, subarachnoid space, and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).1 It is among the most common infectious causes of death in the world.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
over 8 years ago
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Focus On: Community-Acquired MRSA

Rational management of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be challenging because the approaches used to evaluate and treat such infections remain quite variable nationwide.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
over 8 years ago
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That peripheral IV can kill you: Suppurative Thrombophlebitis

<p>All the recent emphasis on venous catheter infections has been on central lines. &nbsp; Those peripheral IVs are also dangerous. &nbsp;</p>  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection: Diagnosis

Discussion of what is the difference between a CVC infection and a catheter-related blood stream infection. They are treated differently so it is important to know the difference.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

A discussion on nosocomial infections and VAP.<br/>  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Surviving Sepsis Campaign (part 2)

We continue our discussion of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC).&nbsp; This includes fluids types, steroids, rhAPC (Xigris), and blood sugar control.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Surviving Sepsis Campaign (part 1)

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) is concensus document that attempts to provide the best evidence to assist in the care of the septic patient.&nbsp; All providers who provide care to the septic patient should be aware of the contents of the SSC.&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Do Steroid Improve Survivial in Sepsis? CORTICUS Trial

The results of the CORTICUS trial are discussed.&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Sepsis - Part 1

<div class="postBody">Sepsis is a common cause of death in the intensive care unit.&nbsp; In this episode I present some of the statistics on septic deaths, introduce the definitions, and present the basic science.&nbsp; Part 2 will cover fluid and drug therapy for septic shock.&nbsp; </div>  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
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Avoiding Bladder Infections

Bladder infections&#8230;how they occur, predisposing factors, and 5 preventive strategies.  
Mike Hughey, MD
over 8 years ago
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Altered Level of Consciousness

<p><span style="color: #333333; font-size: small;">This episode covers an approach to children with altered level of consciousness. &nbsp;We present an approach to the initial management in these cases, with a focus on the ABC and DFG approach. Investigations and imaging are discussed. Some specific causes of altered LOC are covered. &nbsp;This episode was written by Peter MacPherson and Dr. Melanie Lewis. Peter is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Lewis is a general pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital. She is also the Clerkship Director.&nbsp;</span></p <p><span style="color: #333333; font-size: small;">~~~</span></p <p><!--StartFragment--></p <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Times;"><span style="font-size: small;"> <!--StartFragment--> </span></span></p <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">Differential Diagnosis of Altered Level of Consciousness:</span></p <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">1) Structural causes: cerebrovascular accident, cerebral vein thrombosis, hydrocephalus, intracerebral tumor, subdural empyema, trauma (intracranial hemorrhage, diffuse cerebral swelling, abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome)</span></p <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">2) Medical causes: anoxia, diabetic ketoacidosis, electrolyte abnormality, encephalopathy, hypoglycemia, hypothermia or hyperthermia, infection (sepsis), inborn errors of metabolism, intussusception, meningitis or encephalitis, psychogenic, postictal state, toxins, uremia (hemolytic-uremic syndrome)</span></p <div style="border: none; border-bottom: solid windowtext .75pt; padding: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;" <p class="MsoNormal" style="border: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .75pt; padding: 0in; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">Adapted from: Avner J (2006) Altered states of consciousness. <em>Pediatr Rev</em></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"> 27: 331-338.</span></p </div <p>&nbsp;</p>  
Pedscases.Com
over 8 years ago
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Steroids, Aspergillus and antifungals.

The usefulness and problems associated with steroid treatment of aspergillus infections, in combination with antifungal drugs.  
Aspergillus Website
over 8 years ago
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How important is Aspergillus in cystic fibrosis? by Rick Moss

Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs in 1 in 4,000 births, and there are approximately 70,000 people worldwide who have CF. Aspergillus lung infection is often found in people with CF, is more common in adults and becomes increasingly common as lung function declines.  
Aspergillus Website
over 8 years ago
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Infection summary

Summary of infection , covering immunology, infectious diseases and treatments  
Philip Welsby
almost 8 years ago
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THE HOST'S NATURAL DEFENCES AGAINST INFECTIONS

THE HOST'S NATURAL DEFENCES AGAINST INFECTIONS 1. NON-SPECIFIC DEFENCES Non-specific defences against infection include: • Fever • Body secretions • Increase i…  
Philip Welsby
over 7 years ago
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VIRUS INFECTIONS

MECHANISMS OF VIRAL PATHOGENICITY A CLINICALLY BIASED ACCOUNT OF COMMON PATHOGENIC VIRUSES THERAPY OF VIRAL INFECTIONS  
Philip Welsby
over 7 years ago
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Fungal Infections

A note to summaries fungal infections  
Philip Welsby
over 7 years ago