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Iv Treatment For Mrsa
CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more
Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more
Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more
If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?
Depends: It depends on what is being treated, what the sensitivity of the organism is and why changes are being made. Medications have different dosages that are appropriate for that medication that do not correlate with other medications. For instance we may use 1 million units of penicillin for an infection or 250 mg of Zithromax for the same infection. It has to do with the effective dose. ...Read more
Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more
Diet/Exercise: Tb was common many years ago until hygiene, diet and housing became better. Prophylactic treatment is appropriate diet using "god-made" food, open air exercise and adequate rest. Notice that TB is returning because of a lapse in good health tactics including becoming "couch potatoes" and our extremely poor diet filled with empty calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Etoposide IV was given to my partner with carboplatin as a curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Was this a standard treatment for this?
Setting?: When you say "curative", you mean after surgery or concurrently with radiation? The choice of chemo depends on the situation, the doctor, and institutional or national standards. To answer your question, i normally would use carbo (or cisplatin)/etoposide in small cell lung cancer patients but can't say is a bad choice for nslc patients, especially with radiation. I've used it in that setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been admitted to hospital for severe infection/pain. Is 2 mg of IV morphine consider an effective treatment for pain? Right to ask for more?
Pain management: Everyone experiences pain a little bit differently. 2 mg of morphine is a good place to start -but u may need more depending on a number of factors. I always describe pain as a 'tidal wave' -u need to be out in front before it's crashing over you-then it's harder to catch up. Docs in hospitals sometimes undermedicate because they need to watch u for symptoms that could indicate worsening. Hold on ...Read more
Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more
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