Case 42

April 20, 2021

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Patient 42 is a 41 year-old female patient who underwent plastic surgical care for over 7 years. 15 years prior she had an injection of industrial silicone oil to her buttocks and lower back as part of her gender reassignment procedures. In the previous 7 years, she suffered multiple infections of the affected regions and […]

Case 43

April 20, 2021

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Patient 43 is a 63 year-old female with MRSA prosthetic joint infection of right hip and knee.  In July 2020, the knee underwent a 2-stage revision for a MRSA infection which failed.  This was followed by a 2-stage revision of the right hip in Sep2020. Both were performed without exchange.  In Jan2021, she received hip […]

Case 33

February 4, 2021

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Patient #33 was 57 years old with a past medical history of type two diabetes mellitus, obesity, and hypertension who presented to the emergency department in acute respiratory failure secondary to Covid19 and in diabetic ketoacidosis. The patient was ventilated on 19Jul2020.  Phage therapy was started on 12Oct2020 and was administered over 6 days. During […]

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 36

February 4, 2021

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Patient #36 was 66 years old with a past medical history significant for major depression, anxiety, asthma, diabetes mellitus, elevated cholesterol. The patient presented with worsening shortness of breath, fever, chills and generalized weakness. Covid-19 positivity was noted since 01Sept2020. The patient had acute hypoxemia and respiratory failure secondary to Covid19 was placed on bilevel […]

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 38

February 4, 2021

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Patient #38 was 89 years (Covid19 negative) with a past medical history of dementia, cerebral vascular disease and Parkinson’s disease who presented to the emergency department with respiratory distress and hypoxemia. Chest x-ray on 11Oct2020 was unchanged from previous x-rays. Sputum cultures on 21Oct2020 and 26Oct2020 were positive for CRAB and phage therapy was initiated […]

Case 40

February 4, 2021

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Patient #40 was 74 years old with a past medical history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, arterial coronary sclerosis with non-ST elevated myocardial infarction who presented to the emergency department with respiratory failure due to Covid19. Other complications included septic shock with multi-organ failure, acute kidney injury and hypokalemia. Chest x-ray on […]

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 […]