We’ve discussed the use and misuse of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship a number of times on this show and today we are going to look at the use of vancomycin.
Infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD joins me to talk about vancomycin, evaluating the need to use it, the use of a loading dose and vancomycin dosing and exposure.
Check out his blog My thoughts on the future of infectious disease and medicine for lots of great information
Other interviews with Dr LaRosa:
- Clostridium difficile awareness: A discussion with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Sepsis: An interview with Steven LaRosa, MD
- Tickborne diseases: Laboratory diagnosis and treatment
- Antibiotic stewardship: A look at penicillin allergies
- Antibiotic resistance, the ‘post-antibiotic era’ and improving antibiotic stewardship
- The Global Virome Project: Providing timely data to battle future pandemics
- The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: A short history and lessons learned
- India eliminating trachoma and other global health successes in 2017
- Rabies: What should you do if you’re exposed?
- Bioterrorism, antibiotic resistance and pandemic flu: Discussing ‘Deadliest Enemy’
- Raw water: ‘In defiance of everything science tells us’
- Anti-vaccine arguments rebutted
- Bacterial meningitis and vaccinations: A discussion with Dr. Leonard Friedland
- Bacteriophage therapy: A remarkable story
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the importance of timely treatment with doxycycline
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden