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Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

With the emergence of new causative agents, a global solution focusing on a multivalent HFMD vaccine is needed.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Intravenous daptomycin may be effective and well-tolerated in children, possibly providing an alternative treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in this patient population.

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

When treating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in obese patients, the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic approach offers important data and decision-making tools for optimizing regimens.

Generic Topical Antifungal Cream Launched by Dr. Reddy's

Generic Topical Antifungal Cream Launched by Dr. Reddy's

The cream is a combination of polyene antifungal and corticosteroid and is indicated for the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.

Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

Understanding of the skin microbiome is crucial to developing new acne treatment methods.

Patient Education Video: FDA Officials Share Tips to Avoid Poisonous Plants

Patient Education Video: FDA Officials Share Tips to Avoid Poisonous Plants

Tips include washing hands as soon as possible when someone comes into contact with a poisonous plant.

Local Hyperthermia With Targeted Device Can Clear Molluscum Contagiosum

Local Hyperthermia With Targeted Device Can Clear Molluscum Contagiosum

More than half of 21 patients in pilot study had lesions cleared within 12 weeks.

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Results have implications for developing immune cell induction.

Wrestling Tops List of Most High School Athletic Skin Infections

Wrestling Tops List of Most High School Athletic Skin Infections

Overall rate of skin infections is 2.27 per 100,000 athlete exposures; mostly bacterial and tinea.

Needlestick, Other Sharps Injuries Commonly Noted in Some Residents

Needlestick, Other Sharps Injuries Commonly Noted in Some Residents

Most respondents received formal sharps safety education.

Dermoscopy Helps Differentiate Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome from TEN

Dermoscopy Helps Differentiate Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome from TEN

Case report describes 77-year-old with skin lesions, suspected of having toxic epidermal necrolysis.

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