Comamonas testosteroni im Sputum
What is the clinical importance of Comamonas testosteroni im sputum samples of individuals with cystic fibrosis? Many thanks for your answer.
Burkholderia gladioli
Hello! The last throat culture test that our ten years old son underwent showed the presence of Burkholderia gladioli. The outpatient department told us that it was a harmless species, I should not google since Burkholderia was not harmless generally speaking. He should be treated i.v. ...
Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae
Dear experts, the sputum of my 8-year old daughter (CF) was positive for Staphylococcus aureus again and again in the course of the last year and sometimes positive for Haemophilus influenzae. This was treated orally with cefaclor, finally with a 14-day i.v.-therapy (cefotiam). The cough ...
My son (19 years old) suffers from CF since birth, including cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatic insufficiency, since 2002 diabetes - still on tablets - colonization with Pseudomonas, since 2006 colonization with Burkholderia cepacia - 2-3 times a year i.v. therapy. In September 2006 he started a ...
Management in case of the finding of atypical mycobacteria (nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM))
Is there any official guideline about the management of the recurrent finding of nontuberculous mycobycteria (NTM) in the sputum of patients suffering from CF? Getting more specific: a) When is there an indication for treatment (only in case of poor clinical condition or in case of worsening ...
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia therapy
Dear Sirs, How can Stenotrophomonas maltophilia be treated effectively without inducing resistance?
Candida Serology
What means "Candida Antigen < 1: 4/ Ref.-interval"?
Alcaligenes / Achromobacter xylosoxidans
Dear expert team, Is there any new knowledge / therapeutic strategies concerning this bacterium (last question/answer 18.09.04)? The first identification of this bacterium was on the 15.02.03 and again on the 08.12.03. Almost at the same time Pseudomonas has been identified for the last time ...
Can a pregnant physiotherapist continue working with chronically infected CF-Patients?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I work as physiotherapist with CF-patients. Currently, I am in my 3rd week of pregnancy. Some of my patients are chronically infected with CF-pathogens like MRSA and Burkholderia cepacia. My present MRSA precautions are mouth protection, smock, hood, and gloves; with ...
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