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REBOOT #284 An Antibiotics Primer, with @IDdocAdi

August 29, 2022 | By


On this Curbsiders classic, we discuss antibiotic classes, common uses, the pathophysiology behind antibiotic mechanisms, and much more with infectious disease expert, Dr. Adi Shah MBBS (@IDdocAdi)! This antibiotics primer will break down the (cell) walls of antibiotic knowledge. Stop feeling silly when you deal with penicillins! Original show notes here.

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  • Produced and Written by: Nora Taranto MD
  • Infographic, Cover Art, Show Notes: Beth Garbitelli
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   
  • Editor: Matthew Watto (written materials): Clair Morgan of
  • Reviewer: Victor Kovac MD
  • Guest: Adi Shah MBBS

Show Segments

  • Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
  • Guest one-liner
  • Picks of the Week*
  • How to approach antibiotics
  • Choosing antibiotics / Framework
  • Dr. Shah’s favorite antibiotics
  • Pneumonia
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Take-home points
  • Outro

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  1. September 2, 2022, 5:56pm Donald Zweig writes:

    Thanks. Loved this. Is there show notes? If so where?

    • September 30, 2022, 11:29am Ask Curbsiders writes:

      Hi! Yes you can find them linked here!

  2. September 2, 2022, 6:50pm Nora Taranto writes:

    Shownotes are here!

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