Morning Report 12/29/15

Thanks to Brian Sun for presenting!

  • Complete atelectasis/lung collapse can occur from mucous plugging or endobronchial lesions, look for tracheal deviation towards the side of atelectasis
  • Consider atypical Legionella coverage for HCAP in patients with risk factors such as on glucocorticoids, transplant patients, GI symptoms, especially when not improving with standard antibiotics
  • Drugs covering Pseudomonas include Imipenem, Meropenem (not ertapenem!), Fluoroquinolones, Aminoglycosides, 4th generation pencillins, and 3/4th generation cephalosporins (Ceftriaxone, Ceftazidime, Cefepime)

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