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Help: Bacteria and Drugs

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Dean202, May 12, 2007.

  1. Dean202


    Jan 17, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    I'm having a real tough time figuring out what antibiotics are used to treat which bacteria. I've been looking around online and I can't seem to find a clear layout of "This bacteria... use this drug".

    I know thats an overly simplified way of putting it, but I just want a framework to start from. First Aid lays things out seperately (as do many of the other resources I use).

    Anyone have a helpful suggestion or website to check out?

    It would be much appreciated.

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  3. SoCuteMD

    SoCuteMD 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    No more rounding!
    Clinical Micro Made Ridiculously Simple has a great chapter on this
  4. mountainman123

    mountainman123 Guest

    Jul 18, 2006
    I really liked the Microcards for this. The ones made by LWW, bot the BRS ones. They tell you what is used to treat each bacteria and they are great for memorizing the bugs. Worked for me... I also read CMMRS and thought it was ok for this, but the Microcards were better. It just takes repetition.
  5. mules05

    mules05 Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    I had trouble with this during micro. I ended up making my own flashcards using information from CMMRS- I put the name of the bug on the front, and the drug(s) used to treat on the back. Worked very well for me. Unfortunately I threw the cards away so I'm going to have to go re-make them when I study for the boards (starting tomorrow!! eek!).
  6. Freshnstylin

    Freshnstylin Member 7+ Year Member

    May 2, 2005
    In my opinion 1st Aid (I have 2007 version) is all you really need. The better you are at micro, the easier the drugs are to remember. Maybe writing the drugs down, main mechanisms of action, and key side effects over and over without looking might help. Doing a number of questions might help too (like Qbank or some other question source).

    If you wanna be a step above the 90% of stuff you actually need to know (past 1st Aid) for the atbx. Buy Levinson's Review of Micro/Immuno (I have 9th edition). I got it this year for class and it has all you need and more.

    No real easy way around micro and drugs for it. Gotta put in some time...pretty much only way.
  7. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    The Sanford Guide has a very nice table, if you know someone who got a copy for third year already.
  8. Baditude

    Baditude Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Deja review has them set up like you want.
  9. Davelee

    Davelee New Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    PharMnemonics cards have some mnemonics that may help you in this regard.

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