Definition of ATT induced hepatitis ALT > 3 X Normal + Symptoms OR ALT > 5 X Normal without Symptoms Management of ATT induced hepatitis…Explore more Management of Anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) induced Hepatitis
Pharmacology of Carbapenems : Mnemonics
Commonly used Carbapenems Mnemonic: MEDIC Meropenem Ertapenem Doripenem Imipenem/Cilastatin (renal dehydropeptidase I inhibitor) Besides these, there are other drugs like tebipenem (1st oral carbapenem), panipenem,…Explore more Pharmacology of Carbapenems : Mnemonics
Antimicrobial Mechanism of Actions – Everything you need to know
Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors A peptidoglycan monomer consists of 2 joined amino-sugars, N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) and N-acetyle muramic acid (NAM), with a pentapeptide coming off…Explore more Antimicrobial Mechanism of Actions – Everything you need to know
Dog bite wounds : Primary closure or Delayed closure?
A study of 50 dog bite wounds revealed that the commonest colonizing: Aerobic micro-organisms are: Pasteurella (50%), Streptococcus (46%), Staphylococcus (46%), Neisseria (32%), and Corynebacterium…Explore more Dog bite wounds : Primary closure or Delayed closure?
Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) Criteria and Management
The 2013 ICM criteria for defining Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) can be remembered using the mnemonic below: Mnemonic: 1 tract or 2 bact. and 3…Explore more Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) Criteria and Management
Pathophysiology of Osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis is defined as an inflammation of the bone (single portion or numerous regions, like marrow, cortex, periosteum and surrounding soft tissue) caused by an…Explore more Pathophysiology of Osteomyelitis
ESR and CRP in Musculoskeletal infection
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Usually elevated within 48-72 hours of the infection onset (less reliable in the first 48 hours of infection) Continues to rise…Explore more ESR and CRP in Musculoskeletal infection
Ten Diagnostic Dilemmas in Neonatal Meningitis
Incidence the global incidence of neonatal sepsis at 5–6 per 1000 live births and that of meningitis at 0.7–1 (2.4–16 in South and South-East Asia,…Explore more Ten Diagnostic Dilemmas in Neonatal Meningitis