Nirav Patel

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Antibiotic selection

Infections are a common cause of hospital admissions and appropriately identifying the infection and pathogen are desirable for optimal resolution. At times, empiric antimicrobial therapy must be instituted, and knowledge of common pathogens typical for a suspected site of infection, and corresponding effective antimicrobials is necessary while awaiting definitive diagnoses. The goal of antimicrobial therapy…

Pyelonephritis/ Perinephric abscess

I. What every physician needs to know. Acute pyelonephritis is an infection of the upper structures of the urinary tract including the ureters, renal pelvis and renal parenchyma. The infection is usually due to bacteria ascending via the urethra into the bladder and collecting system. Eighty percent of cases of acute pyelonephritis are caused by…

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