James talks to Dr Andie Lee about an approach to fever on the wards, particularly a new fever in a post-op patient.
Script Writer: Abhijit Pal
Summary Writer: Abhijit Pal
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Andie Lee
Dr Andie Lee is a Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Andie is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She has an interest in healthcare-associated infections, particularly due to multi-resistant Gram positive bacteria, as well as the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. Andie was previously a Research Fellow at the University of Geneva Hospital in Switzerland where she coordinated a European multicentre clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitals.
With Dr Andie Lee, Infectious Diseases Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
You are asked to see a patient with fever. He is Day 4 post anterior resection of a colorectal carcinoma. It is important to bear in mind the context in which you are getting called – this is a new fever in a post-op patient.
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