There are few oncologic emergencies that require an understanding of management at your fingertips. The approach to antibiotics for neutropenic fever is relatively simple so let's review, starting with some basics. DEFINITIONS What is defines 'Fever' and 'Neutropenia' in Neutropenic Fever? Fever ≥ 38.3 or ≥ 38 sustained over 1 hour period. Avoid axillary temperatures … Continue reading How do you approach antibiotics in febrile neutropenia?
Diagnosis Q. When do you suspect a Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)? Symptoms of unexplained and new onset ≥3 unformed stools in 24 hours plus high clinical suspicion. ex. Recent use of certain antibiotics increases risk for CDIs. https://media.giphy.com/media/lOgyStVYDNPwqoonVG/giphy.gif Q. What is the best diagnostic test/method for C Difficile? Stool toxin + NAAT; GDH + toxin … Continue reading How do you manage C. Difficile Infections?