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NBME Step 2 CK Form 6 Answers

step2ck_form6/Block 4/Question#26 (reveal difficulty score)
Four days after undergoing resection of an ...
Central venous catheter ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–
tags: infectious_disease surg

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submitted by โˆ—step_prep7(71)
  • Most common types of hospital-acquired infections are central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) which often lead to Staph infection, Catheter-associated Urinary tract infections (CAUTI) which often lead to E. coli infection, Surgical Site Infection which often leads to Staph or Strep and Ventilator-associated pneumonia which leads to Strep pneumo, H. influenzae, Staph, etc. infections
  • Intra-abdominal abscess would most commonly lead to anaerobic, gram-negative infection and while operative wound could lead to Staph or Strep infection you would expect the colostomy to be erythematous, purulent, etc.
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submitted by โˆ—notyasupreme(48)

I think I thought too deep into this, but isn't the cause of post-op fever on days 3-5 UTIs? I just remembered the mnemonic, but I guess I was thinking too deep..

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abelaia  probably classic overthink. likely to do with the type of blood culture grown. Staph vs. E. coli. +

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