Pharmacy Collaboration Section
Monthly infectious disease pharmacy pearls to help advance and optimize care of patients.
Goals of this section will be to provide infectious disease physicians with information related to the ongoing challenges of care including anti-infective medication optimization, updates on new and upcoming drugs, and management of multi drug resistant pathogens.
Carbapenem Resistance - OXA48
A 39 y/o patient with an infected aortic endograft presents to the ER. He was hypotensive on admission and the above organism was isolated in a blood culture
Carbapenem Resistance - KPC
A 61 y/o patient with secondary bacterial peritonitis s/p liver transplant 2 months prior. He came in hypotensive through the emergency room.