Case 34

February 4, 2021

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Patient #34 is 45 years old with a past medical history of Covid19, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension who was assessed in the emergency department with worsening pain due to a sacral ulcer. Chest x-ray on 11Oct2020 showed no infiltrates. Phage therapy was started on 27Oct2020 and was administered twice a day for […]

Case 35

February 4, 2021

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Patient #35 was 84 years old with a past medical history of dementia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity who was admitted via the emergency department on 18Jul2020 with acute respiratory failure due Covid19. Chest x-ray showed bilateral atypical infiltrate with fibrotic scarring in the right upper lobe. Cardiac arrest occurred on 01Sept2020. The patient also had […]

Case 37

February 4, 2021

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Patient #37 is 52 years old (Covid19 negative) with a past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, hyperlipidemia and hypertension who was tracheostomy dependent and had multiple previous hospitalizations for diabetic foot ulcers. Upon presentation to the emergency department chest x-ray showed no acute disease. On 12Oct2020 a wound culture and sputum culture […]

Case 28

February 4, 2021

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Patient #28 is a 58-year-old-man who has undergone two separate two-stage exchange arthroplasties for his right hip periprosthetic infection. He has undergone multiple rounds of intravenous antibiotics and oral suppressive antibiotics as well. He has developed another abscess and draining wound about his right hip. Prior to his hip surgery, he was a young, active […]

Case 16

June 30, 2020

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Patient #16, a 45-year-old woman who underwent a liver transplant leading to septic shock from intra-abdominal infection. She underwent liver transplantation in April 2019 which was complicated by delayed closure, biliary leak, peritonitis, and ischemic bowel s/p multiple resections. Her abdomen was closed using mesh which developed DIC and bleeding. This infection was colonized with […]

Case 11

June 30, 2020

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Patient #11, a 23-year-old male with cystic fibrosis who developed a multidrug resistant Burkholderia gladioli infection in his chest cavity prior to a lung transplant in 2017. Since the transplant, the patient suffered from a sternal wound infection and recurrent bacteremia caused by the same bacterial pathogen. Phage therapy was initiated in early November 2018. The doctor reported marked clinical […]

Case 3

June 16, 2020

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Patient #3, a 77 year old male, suffered a traumatic brain injury. He developed a craniectomy site infection with multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Intravenous  bacteriophage therapy was administered for 8 days. The patient initially seemed more alert, but fever and leukocytosis persisted. The craniectomy site and skin flap healed well. Before receipt of the second phage cocktail, […]