Category: PharmToExamTable

#PharmToExamTable: Oral Therapy for Gram-Negative Rod (GNR) Bacteremia: Can We Go PO?

The following post exploring a switch from IV to oral antibiotics for treatment of bacteremia was written by Molly Miller, PharmD, ID Pharmacist at Nebraska Medicine.

January 26, 2023

#PharmtoExamTable: The Case for Voriconazole in Histoplasmosis Treatment

A #PharmToExamTable question about the evidence for using voriconazole in disseminated Histoplasmosis infection, answered by Molly Kernan, PharmD, a graduate of the UNMC College of Pharmacy and current pharmacy resident at Nebraska Medicine.

January 12, 2023

#PharmtoExamTable: Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus- Emergence and Treatment

A #PharmToExamTable question about antibiotic resistance in S. aureus, answered by Feiyang Ding, PharmD, a Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy.

November 3, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Vancomycin Allergy and Cross-reactivity with Lipoglycopeptides

A #PharmToExamTable question about adverse Vancomycin reactions, answered by Quynh Tran, PharmD, a Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy.

October 4, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is the optimal dose of fluconazole for consolidation therapy in cryptococcal meningitis?

A #PharmToExamTable question about fluconazole dosing, answered by Brady Caverzagie, PharmD, a Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy

September 8, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What Weight Should be Used for Dosing Daptomycin in Obesity?

A #PharmToExamTable question about daptomycin dosing, answered by Terese Lewis, PharmD, a Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now a Pharmacy Resident at UNMC.

August 8, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is cefiderocol, and when should I think about using it? 

A #PharmToExamTable question about cefiderocol and its clinical uses, answered by Aaron Hunsaker, PharmD, a previous PGY1 pharmacy resident at UNMC and current PGY2 pharmacy resident a the University of Utah Health. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In the area of increased gram-negative bacterial resistance, practitioners have longed for a horse with which they could […]

July 5, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Cefazolin vs Oxacillin for MSSA IE

A #PharmToExamTable question about Infective Endocarditis treatment, answered by Amanda Vanderwerf, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now an Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident at UNMC.

June 8, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Necrotizing Pneumonia

A #PharmToExamTable question about MRSA treatment, answered by Traver Pettijohn, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now a pharmacist at Community Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Pneumonia, S. aureus, and PVL Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by the infiltration of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and […]

May 10, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is the rationale behind dosing frequency of cefadroxil for treatment of MSSA infections?

A #PharmToExamTable question about cephalosporin use, answered by Ken Chen, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Cefadroxil, a semisynthetic oral first-generation cephalosporin, has been available for over 40 years, with a patent in 1967 and approval for medical use in 1978. It works by inhibiting bacterial cell […]

April 6, 2022