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 10

June 30, 2020

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Patient #10, a 47-year-old male who suffered from significant head trauma after a motor vehicle accident. He was initially treated for a subdural hematoma, but soon after receiving surgery for facial fractures, he developed an abscess and ventriculitis caused by a multidrug resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii. The patient was in critical condition with dangerously […]

Case 7

June 30, 2020

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Patient #7, a 41 year old male who sustained multiple traumas including the left knee. He developed a post-operative wound infection with multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii. A second muscle flap surgery was performed in a final attempt to save the patient’s leg. Following surgery, the patient received a two week course of intravenous bacteriophage therapy. […]

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, […]

Case 1

June 16, 2020

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Patient #1, a 68 year old male, developed a multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infected pancreatic pseudocyst. Despite multiple antibiotic courses, the patient deteriorated over a four month period and became comatose. Bacteriophage therapy was administered. A marked improvement in the patient’s condition was observed within 48 hours of starting intravenous therapy. Following 11 weeks of therapy, the patient […]