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Printable list of all infectious disease / antibiotics / sepsis SAQs
Name that organism: cultures from a festering pancreatitis patient
Management of meningitis post trans-sphenoidal surgery
Necrotising fasciitis - specifically, associated with Group A Streptococci
Biomarkers of sepsis: procalcitonin in some detail
Sepsis in the heart and lung transplant recipient - a pneumonia, of course
Severe acute pancreatitis: role of antibiotics
Community-acquired pneumonia: critically evaluate the role of steroids
Clostridium difficile: also, strategies to prevent the transmission of multi-resistant organisms
Necrotising fasciitis: management priorities within the first 24 hours
Mucor: a game of "Name That Microbe". Also, risk factors and treatment options.
Listeria: a game of "Name That Microbe". Also, risk factors and treatment options.
Pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in critical illness: specifically, in septic shock
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines
Antibiotic dose adjustment: a variation of kill characteristics of antibiotic agents
Viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola)
Management of the staff member with a needle stick injury.
Meningitis: specifically, common pathogens and role of steroids
HIV and AIDS: relevant investigations and antiretroviral pharmacology
Antibiotic choices for selected pathogens: specific context of meningitis
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): organisation-level strategies for prevention
General principles of antibiotic use: factors which influence the choice of agent
Critique of early goal-directed therapy protocol for sepsis
Resuscitation of the septic shock patient
Kill characteristics of antibiotic agents
Pharmacokinetics of antibiotic dosing in critical illness
Causes of antibiotic treatment failure
Leptospirosis, in frightening detail
Aspergillosis: specifically, issues related to its diagnosis
All about the significance of the endothelial glycocalyx in sepsis.
Clinical features of infective endocarditis other than fever and murmur.
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis guidelines
Necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall. Also a game of "Name That Microbe."
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK organisms again.
Sepsis in the bone marrow transplant recipient (also, causes of diarrhoea)
Clostridium difficile again: risk factors, diagnosis, complications, prevention, treatment.
Tetanus! Specific management of tetanus.
A critique of selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD)
Specific antibiotic choices for selected pathogens.
Antibiotic dosing in renal failure (for patients who are not on dialysis)
Critically evaluate the role of vasopressin in resuscitation of septic shock.
Pneumococcal meningitis in the post-splenectomy patient.
Corticosteroids in septic shock, again.
H1N1 "Swine Flu" influenza - diagnosis and management.
The meaning of positive blood cultures taken from a CVC (S.epidermidis)
Vibrio vulnificus: a game of "Name That Microbe"
"Name That Microbe" - specifically, which Gram-negatives have innate imipenem resistance
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Meningitis in general; specifically, aseptic meningitis.
Community-acquired pneumonia: evaluation of the non-resolving pneumonia.
Clostridium difficile; what causes "infective diarrhoea" in the critically ill?
Haemoptysis in an abattoir worker; another game of "Name That Microbe".
Community-acquired pneumonia: prognosis, organisms, empiric treatment.
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate (abdominal catastrophe)
Fluid resuscitation for septic shock
Malaria: diagnosis, management and complications
Your ICU is a filthy zoo. Discuss strategies to prevent the transmission of MROs.
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate for these MROs.
Necrotising fasciitis: "management priorities"
Necrotising fasciitis: Fournier's gangrene. 2 important management steps.
Differential diagnosis of purpura fulminans; possibly meningococcal sepsis.
Choice of appropriate antibiotics for this list of organisms.
"Name That Microbe": Historical features associated with specific pathogens
Cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent patient.
Antibiotics for MRSA, antifungals, and antibiotic dosing in renal failure.
Critical evaluation of procalcitonin; a variant of the biomarkers of sepsis
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever. Also, biomarkers of sepsis
Clinical features and management of malaria.
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-positive bacillus is causing this meningitis ?
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-negatives have innate imipenem resistance?
"Name That Microbe": pneumonia, arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
Noradrenaline in resuscitation of septic shock; also calculation of the SVR.
Sepsis in the heart-lung transplant recipient; also, complications of this transplant.
Necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall.
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK
Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics in Critical Illness
"Name That Rash" - Varicella zoster virus and VZV pneumonia.
"Does this CSF look infected to you?" ... a case of meningitis
Acalculous cholecystitis: clinical features, investigations and management
"Name That Microbe": Gram-positive bacillus in the CSF
"Name That Microbe": Pneumonia arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
Infective endocarditis. Particularly, what are the indications for emergency valve replacement?
Corticosteroids in septic shock
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate to treat this Proteus infection?
Toxic shock syndrome
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate (abdominal catastrophe).
The difficulty in making a diagnosis of sepsis; also, lets talk about biomarkers of sepsis
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis guidelines
Central line-associated bacteraemia - specifically, preventative steps.
Community acquired pneumonia: specifically, historical features of special relevance.
Pseudomembranous colitis: "likely causes" (its not always Clostridium difficile)
Inotropes in resuscitation of septic shock: comparison of adrenaline, dopamine and dobutamine.
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever: a post-operative scenario
SARS pneumonia: risk factors and management strategies.
Enterococcus faecalis and faecium: significance of a bacteraemia
Pharmacology of antifungal agents: Fluconazole; "critically evaluate" fluconazole.
Community-acquired pneumonia: historical features
Community-acquired pneumonia: investigations.
Community acquired pneumonia: empiric antibiotic therapy.
Community acquired pneumonia: when to escalate or de-escalate antibiotics.
Pneumonia in the immunocompromised host: specifically, in AIDS.
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever and the management of fever.
Prevention of nosocomial infections in the ICU
Necrotising fasciitis: diagnostic features and priorities of management.
Central line-associated bacteraemia and preventative measures.
Antibiotic pharmacology - compare benzylpenicillin, ciprofloxacin and cotrimoxazole
Corticosteroids in septic shock (or...refractory shock in general?)
Implications of increasing antibiotic resistance on ICU practice
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics in critical illness.
Malaria. Discuss management.