Division of Infectious Diseases

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection in adults: What is the evidence supporting a tapered vancomycin regimen?

This is a continuation of this month’s #PharmToExamTable question about C. difficile treatment: What is the evidence supporting a tapered vancomycin regimen?

-Answered by Andre Wilt, PharmD 2020 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy (Reviewed by Scott Bergman PharmD and Andrew Watkins PharmD)

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection in adults: Guideline review

This month’s #PharmToExamTable question was a review of Clostridioides difficile treatment guidelines:
-Answered by Andre Wilt, PharmD 2020 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy (Reviewed by Scott Bergman PharmD and Andrew Watkins PharmD)

What is the optimal dosing of daptomycin for VRE bacteremia?

This month’s #PharmToExamTable question was answered by Xiaoxiao (Monica) Qi, PharmD 2020 UNMC graduate who is pursuing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.It was reviewed by:Scott Bergman, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP – Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator at Nebraska Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at UNMC College of PharmacyAndrew Watkins, PharmD – PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident at… Continue Reading

#PharmToExamTable: What is the evidence for continuous infusion dosing of cefazolin?

The following is a clinical review written by Corey Paz, PharmD. Recent graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy and new PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Gunderson Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Follow him on Twitter @coreypaz. Corey was supervised by Scott Bergman, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS. Pharmacy Coordinator for Antimicrobial Stewardship at Nebraska Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the UNMC Dept of Pharmacy Practice and… Continue Reading

PharmToExamTable: What do we know about Etravirine for HIV?

Recently, several of our HIV pharmacist colleagues in our Division of Infectious Diseases at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, published an invited review in Clinical Pharmacokinetics entitled: Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Etravirine: An Updated Review.  The first author, Dr. Josh Havens PharmD, wrote this summary describing the review article. What prompted the review? This was an invited review, but there was only one previously completed shortly after… Continue Reading

Happy National Pharmacy Week!

We LOVE our UNMC ID Pharmacists! This week is National Pharmacy Week and we want to share our appreciation and thanks for the hard work and invaluable contributions of our pharmacists at UNMC ID. Our pharmacists are not only exceptional clinicians giving us the clinical advice we need on antimicrobials and drug interactions, but they are also published national experts in Antimicrobial Stewardship and HIV,… Continue Reading

Pharm2Exam Table: Does methenamine prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

The following is a clinical review written by Lauren Hoeft, PharmD, a recent graduate of the UNMC College of Pharmacy, and supervised by Scott Bergman PharmD FIDSA, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator of Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Does methenamine prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common indications for the use of antibiotics. A UTI is diagnosed not… Continue Reading

Pharm2Exam Table: What is persistent MRSA bacteremia and how is it treated?

The following is a clinical review written by Ashleigh Grammar, PharmD, a recent graduate of the UNMC College of Pharmacy, and supervised by Scott Bergman PharmD FIDSA, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator of Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (@bergmanscott) What is persistent MRSA bacteremia and how is it treated? Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccous aureus (MRSA) (photo credit: CDC Public Health Image Library) is a bacteria that can cause a wide variety… Continue Reading