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Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more
Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and pain. In the absence of symptoms this is a contaminant or a colonization of your urinary tract. Note: Do not test urine without a good reason.... ...Read more
Lung infiltrate should have a culture and sensitivity? Antibodics without culture-sensitivity? O.K.?
Yes: The only way to get a definitive sample of the presumed stuff in the infiltrate is to stick a needle through your chest wall or stick a tube down your airway and get some through that route.Hacking up a lugie provides a contaminated specimen. Research provides us with guidelines on the best abx choices to make.Some times we just have to pick one and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved. ...Read more
Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?
Urinalysis culture? 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?
Cultures : Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more
Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarely used in most simple infections. Since strep is universally sensitive to the penicillins, and other inexpensive medications, it is one i would never use for strep throat. ...Read more
Urine Culture Results
50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus
10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...Read more
Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?
Blood culture after surgery yielded moderate growth of staph aureus.(ap, tet, cam, stp, fortum =r)(gent, flox, ctz =s++)s=sensitivity +=degree r=resistance?
history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?
All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
If the culture & sensitivity test shows that i have many gram positive rods seen. do this mean i have infection?
Positive cultures: The interpretation of a culture of a bodily fluid depends on many factors. Poor technique in fluid collection or processing can lead to false positive results. Positive cultures can represent colonization, rather than active infection. Only your treating physician can interpret these results in a meaningful way. ...Read more
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