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Orthopedic Infections

Bone and joint infections caused by P aeruginosa may result as complications of surgery, in particular the implantation of joint prostheses, or pelvic or genitourinary surgery, in association with intravenous (IV) drug abuse, trauma resulting in open fractures such as motor vehicle or farm related accidents, complicated UTIs, diabetic foot ulcers, or puncture wounds of the foot. P aeruginosa has a predilection to infect fibrocartilaginous structures.

Other Gram-Positive Cocci

Leuconostoc spp. are gram-positive cocci or coccobacilli that grow in pairs and chains; Leuconostoc spp. may be morphologically mistaken for streptococci. They are vancomycin-resistant facultative anaerobes that are commonly found on plants and vegetables and less commonly in dairy products and wine. Leuconostoc spp. have been documented to cause bacteremias, intravenous line sepsis with localized exit site infection and/or bacteremia, meningitis, and dental abscess.

Group B Streptococcus (S Agalactiae) Clinical Syndromes

Early-onset group B streptococcal neonatal infection has three major clinical expressions: bacteremia with no identifiable focus of infection, pneumonia, and meningitis (Box 1). Signs and symptoms of early-onset group B streptococcal neonatal infection include lethargy, poor feeding, jaundice, abnormal temperature, grunting respirations, pallor, and hypotension.

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Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines known as the quinolone antibacterials, fluoroquinolones. It has high anti-bacterial activity against a wide range of organisms. Contact your doctor immediately, if any of the following occurs while taking Ciprofloxacin.

Invasive (dysentery-like) Diarrhea

Bacillary Dysentery (Shigellosis). Salmonellosis. Campylobacteriosis.

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Clindamycin generally is used for the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible gram-positive bacteria and for the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. Because the risk of severe, potentially fatal Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and colitis may be higher with clindamycin than with certain other anti-infectives, use of the drug should be limited to serious infections for which less toxic and/or more effective anti-infectives are not readily available. However, it should be noted that C. difficile diarrhea and colitis has been associated with the use of nearly all anti-infectives, being reported most frequently with clindamycin, cephalosporins, and ampicillin; second and third generation cephalosporins play an increasingly important role.

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Ciprofloxacin is administered orally as conventional tablets containing the hydrochloride, as an oral suspension containing the base, or as extended-release tablets containing both the hydrochloride and the base. Ciprofloxacin is given by IV infusion as the lactate salt. IV therapy with the drug generally is reserved for patients who do not tolerate or are unable to take the drug orally and for other patients in whom the IV route offers a clinical advantage. Patients receiving initial therapy with IV ciprofloxacin may be switched to oral ciprofloxacin (conventional tablets, oral suspension) when clinically appropriate.

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Ciprofloxacin also is used orally for the treatment of acute sinusitis, uncomplicated cervical and urethral gonorrhea, typhoid fever, and GI infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is used in conjunction with metronidazole for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections caused by E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa, P. mirabilis, K. pneumoniae, or Bacteroides fragilis. Because ciprofloxacin is inactive against most anaerobic bacteria, the drug is ineffective in and should not be used alone if a mixed aerobic-anaerobic bacterial infection is suspected. IV ciprofloxacin is used in conjunction with IV piperacillin sodium (no longer commercially available in the US as a single-entity preparation) for empiric anti-infective therapy in febrile neutropenic patients.

Ticarcillin Disodium and Clavulanate Potassium: Uses

Ticarcillin disodium and clavulanate potassium is used for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure infections, complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections, bone and joint infections, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections (e.g., peritonitis), and gynecologic infections (e.g., endometritis), caused by susceptible organisms.

Aminoglycosides: Amikacin, Gentamicin, Kanamycin, or Tobramycin

Amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, or tobramycin is used IM or IV in the short-term treatment of serious infections such as septicemia (including neonatal sepsis), bone and joint infections, skin and soft tissue infections (including those resulting from burns), respiratory tract infections, and postoperative and intra-abdominal infections (including peritonitis) caused by susceptible strains of gram-negative bacteria.