@emilylheil So what actually causes CAP? @emilylheil states "the pathogenesis and etiology of CAP has changed over time with increased rates of vaccination and better diagnostics." Jain et al 2015 unable to identify a pathogen in > 60% of patients, viruses most common ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26172429
my grandpa has been in the hospital for the past week w/ Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia.
I keep deleting this, but I think I need to share what I learned about antibiotics and fear, and reinforce the life-saving nature of stewardship [thread] 1/
First, I just want to say my grandpa is the best human. From a tiny town in WV. He started the cable company back in the day bc "people deserved to know the news" Sold it for a song once it was established because he had achieved his goal. Help people, at no personal gain. 2/
He stopped driving ~1 yr ago. Sometimes he’s frustrated by this.
“I am sure people in town would drive you, Grandpa”
Grandpa, sincerely, “I’d rather give than take.”
He’s the kind of selfless we don’t deserve.
He is also hilarious and a great drinking buddy. 3/
.@TimbrookTT sets up the major points for FID in the treatment of #Cdiff: 1- ⬇️recurrence compared to #vancomycin (VAN) in RCTs + ⬆️in cure without recurrence (aka global clinical cure) 2- this held up in real-world data 3- cost-effectiveness analyses support 1st line use #ASHP18