Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
Current Contents
Past Issue Archives
Interactive:
Self-Assessment Questions
Review of
Clinical Signs
Clinical Review
Quiz
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Article Archives
Case Reports
Clinical Practice
Exams
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Review of
Clinical Signs

Guide to Reading
Hospital Physician
Editorial Board
Information for Authors

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map
Self-Assessment Questions

Infectious Diseases


Answer 3
  1. Add IV amikacin to current regimen and remove the PICC. Patients with pseudomonal bacteremia should be treated initially with 2 agents with activity against Pseudomonas until sensitivity data are available. Broad-spectrum coverage should be continued in patients with febrile neutropenia, especially those with mucositis. Vascular access devices can be left in place if there is no sign of tunnel infection. However, if bacteremia is still present or there is evidence of catheter-site infection, the device should be removed.

    Click here to return to the questions

 

Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2009, Turner White Communications
Updated 11/20/08 • nvf