Jeffrey Tessier

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Anthrax and Microbiology of B. anthracis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive, spore-forming rod in the family Bacillaceae, Bacillus cereus group (B. anthracis, B. cereus, B. thuringiensis, B. mycoides, B. pseudomycoides, B. weihenstaphenensis). What is the best treatment? Cutaneous anthrax: localized, no evidence for systemic illness or dissemination Oral ciprofloxacin or…

Transplant patients – liver transplant

What specific infection control measures must be adhered to in order to prevent infection in transplant patients – liver transplant? Specific infection control measures to prevent infection after liver transplantation are not significantly different from those measures employed for patients undergoing other types of solid organ transplantation (SOT). Appropriate perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis (reviewed elsewhere). Pre-operative…

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