Case 22

June 30, 2020

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Pateint #22, a 69 year-old woman with a past medical history of chronic kidney disease, hypothyroidism, severe congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, prosthetic knee joint infection, and a history of bacteremia. In November 2016, she had a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placed and a right knee arthroplasty. Over a 4 year period […]

Case 20

June 30, 2020

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Patient #20 was a 10 year-old female with an inherited genetic dilated cardiomyopathy and had a Berlin heart inserted in January 2019. She had a prolonged hospital course that included colonization with Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Clostridum difficile toxin-associated colitis and almost persistent bacteremia with P. aeruginosa. She recieved seven weeks of a single […]

Case 6

June 30, 2020

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Patient #6, a 60 year old male with a left ventricular assist device infected with multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. His blood cultures were positive. He received 6 weeks of an intravenous bacteriophage mixture containing three phage. Phage was provided to the patient in four shipments. Drainage from the device became significantly less, and the patient […]