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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes some: There are many different cephalosporin antibiotics. Many are not effective against ps. Aer. Those that are active against this organism are Fortaz (ceftazidime) and maxipime(cefepime). ...Read more

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Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read more

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Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition of pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Bacteria: Pseudomonas is a gram negative rod(classification of bacteria). When we see it , it is usually in the hospital in wound infections. It is usually treated successfully with dressing changes and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

Varies: This bacteria is a relatively common cause of hospital acquired infections. It is also an important cause of infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. To get an idea of how common in hospitalized patients it is seen in up to 4/1000 patient discharges from the hospital and is responsible for about 10% of hospital acquired infections. ...Read more

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