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 39

February 4, 2021

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Patient #39 is 83 years old with a past medical history of chronic atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. On 12Oct2020 a chest x-ray showed peripheral rounded cotton ball infiltrates in the right upper lobe. Sputum culture was positive for CRAB on 19Oct2020 which was resistant to all antibiotics but showed intermediate susceptibility […]

Case 23

June 30, 2020

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Patient #23, a 73 year-old male with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and severe peripheral vascular disease including a left femoral-popliteal bypass with vascular graft, left superior femoral artery and popliteal atherectom, left femoral profunda endarterectomy with patch angioplasty, left lower superior femoral artery stent and right femoral to left popliteal bypass. In January 2020, […]

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 14

June 30, 2020

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Patient #14, a 61-year-old male who suffers from bilateral knee osteoarthritis. In 2008, the patient had a right TKA which was complicated by several infections between 2009-2018 (treated with I & D and intensive antibiotic regimen), which lead to a spacer removal and replacement of the distal femoral modular component within the knee in 2019. […]

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. […]