Staphylococcal Infection – Bacteremia

Henry Chambers, MD
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Category: Bacterial Infections, Cardiac Infections, MRSA, Pharmacotherapy
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Dr. Chambers, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, presents a state of the art lecture on current trends in the management of Staphylococcal bacteremia. Dr. Chambers begins by discussing risk factors leading to a poor outcome with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. He next discusses the role of Echocardiography (including 2D echo and TEE) in the diagnosis of endocarditis and when to use each modality in a given patient. Next, he contrasts the therapeutic management of both methicillin susceptible and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Topics also discussed include the use of oral step down therapy in the treatment of endocarditis and bacteremia, the appropriate duration of treatment courses for bacteremia (both complicated and uncomplicated), and the use of combination antibiotic regimens for treating bacteremia infections.

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