Posts in Infectious Disease
Diabetic Foot Infection

Crisis in the Suburbs - Approach to Diabetic Foot Infection

Written by: Dr. Eitan Aziza (Internal Medicine Resident)

Reviewed by: Dr. Shannon Turvey (Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Selina Dobing (General Internist)

Infographic by: Shannon Gui (Medical Student)

Resources:

1) JAMA: Does this patient have osteomyelitis?

2) IDSA 2012 guidelines: Diabetic Foot Infections

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Meningitis

“A Pain in the Neck”- Meningitis

Written by: Katherine Steckham (IM Resident)

Reviewed by: Dr. Nishma Singhal (Infectious Diseases) and Dr. John Neary (General Internal Medicine)

Infographic by: Dr. Katherine Steckham (IM resident)

Resources:

1) IDSA Guidelines: https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/39/9/1267/402080

2) NEJM Lumbar Puncture Video: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm054952

3) NEJM Study 2002: Dexamethasone in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis

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Infective Endocarditis

Heart of the Infection - Infective Endocarditis

Podcast written by: Dr. Liam Finlay (Internal Medicine Resident)
Reviewed by: Dr. Zain Chagla (Infectious Disease Specialist) and Dr. Leslie Martin (General Internist)
Infographic by: Howard Ong (Medical Student)


Resources:

  1. IDSA Infective Endocarditis Guidelines

  2. POET: Partial Oral versus Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment of Endocarditis

  3. Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines

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Penicillin Allergy

Ask a Fellow: Rash Decisions - Penicillin Allergy

Guest Fellows: Dr. Derek Chu (Clinical Allergy and Immunology), Dr. David McCullagh (Infectious Diseases)
Infographic by: Rachel Ahle (Physician Assistant Student)

Resources:

1. CMAJ: Penicillin Allergy (Open access press release here)

2. Allergy: Clinical outcomes following inpatient penicillin allergy testing

3. JAMA: Evaluation and management of penicillin allergy

4. BMJ: Risk of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patients with documented penicillin allergy

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