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FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

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Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Patients with a simple abscess who received TMP-SMX along with incision and drainage had improved short-term outcomes compared to those who just received incision and drainage.

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events

The risk of a cardiovascular event may be increased with herpes zoster.

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

There have been an increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits.

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics may increase risk for herpes zoster.

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

Frequent recurrence of erysipelas has been a major challenge to treatment. Investigators looked at adjustments to the dosing schedule to improve efficacy of an existing therapy.

Treating Uncomplicated Cellulitis: Is Adding TMP/SMX Beneficial?

Treating Uncomplicated Cellulitis: Is Adding TMP/SMX Beneficial?

Adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to cephalexin treatment for cellulitis does not benefit outcomes compared to cephalexin alone.

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Leads to Improvement in Rosacea

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Leads to Improvement in Rosacea

Use of standard Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is associated with improvement in rosacea.

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.

VZV Vaccine Promising in Immunocompromised Patients With Herpes Zoster

VZV Vaccine Promising in Immunocompromised Patients With Herpes Zoster

Phase 3 study looked at the safety, tolerability, efficacy, and immunogenicity of inactivated VZV Vaccine in recipients of auto-HSCT.

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