Category: PharmToExamTable

#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

#PharmToExamTable: Are we correctly dosing β-lactam antibiotics?

A #PharmToExamTable question about antibiotic treatment, answered by Jeremy Tigh, PharmD, an ID pharmacy resident at UNMC (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In a recent popular publication, Crass et al. ask the question: are we jumping the gun on renal dosing of antibiotics? In this review I expand upon Crass’s question, with a focus on […]

March 9, 2022

#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)

September 15, 2020

#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)

September 8, 2020

#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 […]

March 30, 2020