Printable list of all infectious disease / antibiotics / sepsis SAQs
Multidrug-resistant Gram negative organisms
Immune suppression: timing of infection following transplant
Resuscitation of the septic shock patient
Invasive fungal infection, aspergillosis and antifungal choices
Empyema; also vancomycin vs. linezolid
Cytomegalovirus: specifically, colitis
Acronymous organisms: HACEK
"Name That Microbe": Gram-positive cocci in the CSF
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Malaria: diagnosis, severity features, management
Antibiotic stewardship in the ICU
Critique of the Sepsis-3 criteria
Clostridium difficile: investigations, clinical features, management
Staphylococcal bacteraemia: assessment and management
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD)
Necrotising fasciitis - specifically, associated with Group A Streptococci
Factors that influence the choice of antibiotics
Antibiotic dosing as continuous infusion
Cryptococcus meningitis in a patient with AIDS
Listeria monocytogenes meningitis
CSF analysis in meningitis
Infection control measures for different organisms
Meningitis - in a neonate, but without a paediatric flavour
Corticosteroids in septic shock
Approach to the hideous whole-body rash - purpura fulminans again
Ventilator-associated pneumonia: nebulised antibiotics
Meningitis - when not to LP
Meningitis - ventriculitis
Meningitis - microbiology and investigations
Clinical diagnosis of infective endocarditis
Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
Antibiotic dosing during dialysis
C.difficile colitis: risk factors, transmission prevention, diagnosis, management
How to manage multidrug-resistant Gram-negatives
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and causes of decompensation in liver disease
Community-acquired pneumonia: risk stratification
Antimicrobial resistance in the ICU
Causes of non-resolving community acquired pneumonia
The staff member with a needle-stick injury
Coagulase-negative staphylococci and the meaning of positive blood cultures
Management of meningitis post trans-sphenoidal surgery
Name that organism: cultures from a festering pancreatitis patient
Sepsis in the heart and lung transplant recipient - a pneumonia, of course
Biomarkers of sepsis: procalcitonin in some detail
Listeria: a game of "Name That Microbe". Also, risk factors and treatment options.
Mucor: a game of "Name That Microbe". Also, risk factors and treatment options.
Necrotising fasciitis: management priorities within the first 24 hours
Clostridium difficile: also, strategies to prevent the transmission of multi-resistant organisms
Community-acquired pneumonia: critically evaluate the role of steroids
Severe acute pancreatitis: role of antibiotics
Viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola)
Antibiotic dose adjustment: a variation of kill characteristics of antibiotic agents
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines
Pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in critical illness: specifically, in septic shock
Critique of early goal-directed therapy protocol for sepsis
General principles of antibiotic use: factors which influence the choice of agent
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): organisation-level strategies for prevention
Antibiotic choices for selected pathogens: specific context of meningitis
HIV and AIDS: relevant investigations and antiretroviral pharmacology
Meningitis: specifically, common pathogens and role of steroids
Management of the staff member with a needle stick injury.
Clinical features of infective endocarditis other than fever and murmur.
All about the significance of the endothelial glycocalyx in sepsis.
Aspergillosis: specifically, issues related to its diagnosis
Leptospirosis, in frightening detail
Causes of antibiotic treatment failure
Pharmacokinetics of antibiotic dosing in critical illness
Kill characteristics of antibiotic agents
Clostridium difficile again: risk factors, diagnosis, complications, prevention, treatment.
Sepsis in the bone marrow transplant recipient (also, causes of diarrhoea)
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK organisms again.
Necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall. Also a game of "Name That Microbe."
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis guidelines
Critically evaluate the role of vasopressin in resuscitation of septic shock.
Antibiotic dosing in renal failure (for patients who are not on dialysis)
Specific antibiotic choices for selected pathogens.
A critique of selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD)
Tetanus! Specific management of tetanus.
"Name That Microbe" - specifically, which Gram-negatives have innate imipenem resistance
Vibrio vulnificus: a game of "Name That Microbe"
The meaning of positive blood cultures taken from a CVC (S.epidermidis)
H1N1 "Swine Flu" influenza - diagnosis and management.
Corticosteroids in septic shock, again.
Pneumococcal meningitis in the post-splenectomy patient.
Community-acquired pneumonia: evaluation of the non-resolving pneumonia.
Meningitis in general; specifically, aseptic meningitis.
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Community-acquired pneumonia: prognosis, organisms, empiric treatment.
Haemoptysis in an abattoir worker; another game of "Name That Microbe".
Clostridium difficile; what causes "infective diarrhoea" in the critically ill?
Malaria: diagnosis, management and complications
Fluid resuscitation for septic shock
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate (abdominal catastrophe)
Necrotising fasciitis: "management priorities"
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate for these MROs.
Your ICU is a filthy zoo. Discuss strategies to prevent the transmission of MROs.
Cytomegalovirus infection in the immunocompetent patient.
"Name That Microbe": Historical features associated with specific pathogens
Choice of appropriate antibiotics for this list of organisms.
Differential diagnosis of purpura fulminans; possibly meningococcal sepsis.
Necrotising fasciitis: Fournier's gangrene. 2 important management steps.
Critical evaluation of procalcitonin; a variant of the biomarkers of sepsis
Antibiotics for MRSA, antifungals, and antibiotic dosing in renal failure.
"Name That Microbe": pneumonia, arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-negatives have innate imipenem resistance?
"Name That Microbe": which Gram-positive bacillus is causing this meningitis ?
Clinical features and management of malaria.
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever. Also, biomarkers of sepsis
"Name That Rash" - Varicella zoster virus and VZV pneumonia.
Pharmacokinetics of Antibiotics in Critical Illness
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK
Necrotising fasciitis of the abdominal wall.
Sepsis in the heart-lung transplant recipient; also, complications of this transplant.
Noradrenaline in resuscitation of septic shock; also calculation of the SVR.
"Name That Microbe": Pneumonia arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
"Name That Microbe": Gram-positive bacillus in the CSF
Acalculous cholecystitis: clinical features, investigations and management
"Does this CSF look infected to you?" ... a case of meningitis
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate to treat this Proteus infection?
Infective endocarditis. Particularly, what are the indications for emergency valve replacement?
Which antibiotic choice would be appropriate (abdominal catastrophe).
Toxic shock syndrome
The difficulty in making a diagnosis of sepsis; also, lets talk about biomarkers of sepsis
Critique of the Surviving Sepsis guidelines
Community acquired pneumonia: specifically, historical features of special relevance.
Central line-associated bacteraemia - specifically, preventative steps.
Pseudomembranous colitis: "likely causes" (its not always Clostridium difficile)
Inotropes in resuscitation of septic shock: comparison of adrenaline, dopamine and dobutamine.
SARS pneumonia: risk factors and management strategies.
Infectious and non-infectious causes of fever: a post-operative scenario
Pharmacology of antifungal agents: Fluconazole; "critically evaluate" fluconazole.
Enterococcus faecalis and faecium: significance of a bacteraemia
Community acquired pneumonia: when to escalate or de-escalate antibiotics.
Community acquired pneumonia: empiric antibiotic therapy.
Community-acquired pneumonia: investigations.
Community-acquired pneumonia: historical features
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.
Implications of increasing antibiotic resistance on ICU practice
Corticosteroids in septic shock (or...refractory shock in general?)
Antibiotic pharmacology - compare benzylpenicillin, ciprofloxacin and cotrimoxazole
Central line-associated bacteraemia and preventative measures.
Malaria. Discuss management.
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics in critical illness.
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