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Gram Negative Rods Antibiotic Treatment
Staining technique: Gram positive organisms have a high amount of material in their cell walls which retain gentian violet (a purple stain) on slides looked at under the microscope. Gram negative organisms have the gentian violet washed out when subjected to acid-alcohol and then they are restained with a red stain which renders them red under the microscope. It is one way of loosely classifying bacteria. ...Read more
Would bacitracin, novobiocin, and optochin susceptibility tests be effective tests for gram negative bacteria?
Sensitivity test: Yes. But the proof is in the giving of them to the patient. ...Read more
My gram stain results: many gram negative rods, few gram positive cocci, strep.-like, rare wbcs. I completed a 10 day course of pcn, i still have s/sx?
Culture of absess/ulcer Results: staph aureus, moderate growth, d-test negative. What does this mean? Is santyl w/o antibiotics effective treatment?
Test: resistance to: clindamycin, an antibiotic (i.e. against+life+thing). Study: https://www.google.com/#q=what+is+d+test for an overview. Since some SA are MRSA, d-test goal=to see if the SA exhibit MRSA (SA resistant to multiple antibiotics; including clindamycin) characteristics. Bigger issues: Why the Ulcer? Tissue will not heal without enough blood supply & immune system. Santyl+/-antibiotics only tertiary help. ...Read more
Culture/Gram's stain: Depends upon whether these were from the culture or the stain of some clinical material, where the culture was obtained from, and why. This may be an entirely inconsequential result or possibly represent severe illness, but would need far more info to say. Discuss this with the doctor who cultured you. If this was from your tonsil it is probably Strep and you should have been treated. Get better. ...Read more
What is gram negative pleomorphic bacilli? My sputum culture is growing this out. Beta lactamase negative. Been sick 1 month 3 abx tx and steroids x3
Cultures : Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more
Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?
Ask your doctor...: First, one has to make sure that the urine was collected properly without contamination, and second, do you have UTI-related surnary symptoms? If yes, have you felt better in voiding in 1-3 days after taking Amox? And in general, a colony count of < 100,000 cfu/ml is considered not clinically significant. More? Ask Dr or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to log in. ...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
Gram stain: The gram stain has been used for a long time to classify bacteria according to the chemistry of their cell walls (and hence whether they are gram positive or negative.) Cell shape and growth characteristic are also useful in grouping bacteria until more full speciation information becomes available. The gram stain is fast, reasonably reproducible by trained personnel and the groupings useful 4 rx ...Read more
Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .
Prostatitis: MSSA Prostatitis is vey uncommon. Need to know sensitivities. In general mssa is sensitive to multiple antibiotics including penicillin derivatives. Bactrim, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin has better penetration to prostate comparing to others. Prostatitis especially chronic may require extended course of treatment: 3-6 months sometimes to see complete resolution of symptoms ...Read more
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more
See below: Gram positive rods are a class of bacteria. The majority of bacteria involved in disease are either gram positive or negative and come in rod, cocci (grapes), or spirals. If the culture says it is gpr negative, then that means no gram positive rods were found. However, it may say other forms were found, including gnr. ...Read more
Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?
3 day minimum: An uncomplicated UTI (no fever, abdominal pain, back pain) needs at least 3 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to complete the antibiotic course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7864704 When patients are given a longer course of medication, the UTI is likely not uncomplicated, so the entire course of the antibiotic you received should be completed. ...Read more
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