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Doctor insights on: Gram Negative Rods Antibiotic Treatment

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What is meant by gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria ?

What is meant by gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria ?

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

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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?

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?

UTI Rx: Let the doctor who prescribed the penecillin know your symptoms and urinalysis/urine culture results and leave the phone number of your pharmacy so a new prescription can be called in immediately. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat gram positive bacteria and a gram negative bacteria?

How would a doctor treat gram positive bacteria and a gram negative bacteria?

Infection: You treat the causative bacteria of infection with antibiotics that may be chosen after isolating the particular bacteria and testing to see if it is sensitive to being killed by that antibiotic. ...Read more

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Culture of absess/ulcer Results: staph aureus, moderate growth, d-test negative. What does this mean? Is santyl w/o antibiotics effective treatment?

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

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CULT & GRAM ST AEROBE & ANAEROBE What this result mean?1+ Gram Positive Cocci Chains No WBCs.

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

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Frequent UTI. After amox treatment 1000-9000 cfu/ml of gram positive cocci isolated. Md did not prescribe any antibiotic afterwards. Should redo test?

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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

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Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??

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

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Doctors, what is the difference between gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli?

Doctors, what is the difference between gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli?

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

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Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted ?

Sputum?: This sounds like a grossly inadequate sputum specimen, or one which was actually primarily saliva. The organisms seen are all part of normal oral flora, and this specimen should be repeated with an induced sputum specimen if the clinical situation warrants. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

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

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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic?If not,which antibiotic is suitable?

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

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What is gram positive rod negative in a blood culture test?

What is gram positive rod negative in a blood culture test?

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

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Is necrotising fasciitis caused by gram negative or gram positive bacteria?

Both: Necrotising fasciitis is usually caused by a combination of multiple bacteria that support each others growth and spread and causing serious tissue damage. ...Read more

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Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?

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