Monthly Archives: July 2015

Case report (from AAC): Community-Acquired Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy Caused by KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

Abstract (full case report with expert commentary is free) Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) usually infect patients with significant comorbidities and health care exposures. We present a case of a pregnant woman who developed community-acquired pyelonephritis caused by KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Despite … Continue reading

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An everyday tragedy: treating asymptomatic bacteruria with antibiotics

Act 1 of a common tragedy that setsĀ the scene for antibiotic resistanceĀ – an elderly female resident of a nursing home complains of minor dysuria or perhaps just has urine that appears cloudy or smelly. The nurse collects some urine and … Continue reading

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Blood transfusion standards and resources – Australia

There has been much effort to rationalise the use of blood products and ensure patient safety. The current Australian national standard is available here and perhaps serves as a useful guide for countries like Nepal, PNG and the other nations … Continue reading

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