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.
The risk of a cardiovascular event may be increased with herpes zoster.
Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.
There have been an increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits.
Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics may increase risk for herpes zoster.
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.
The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to cephalexin treatment for cellulitis does not benefit outcomes compared to cephalexin alone.
Use of standard Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is associated with improvement in rosacea.
Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.
A carbapenem with vancomycin is the least resistant initial antibiotic combination to use in patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer.
Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.
Phase 3 study looked at the safety, tolerability, efficacy, and immunogenicity of inactivated VZV Vaccine in recipients of auto-HSCT.
Patients with atopic dermatitis with S aureus had reduced immune response to intradermal influenza vaccination but not intramuscular vaccination.
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.
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.
The cream is a combination of polyene antifungal and corticosteroid and is indicated for the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.
Fresenius Kabi's genetic tigecycline injections will be available beginning in 2017.
A recent study found that hog workers in the North Carolina are developing skin infections from multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Understanding of the skin microbiome is crucial to developing new acne treatment methods.
Clindamycin or TMP-SMX following I&D was more effective at curing Staphylococcus aureus infection in children and adults compared with placebo.
The use of prophages can reduce invasiveness in S aureus infections of diabetic foot ulcers that limit intracellular growth.
With the emergence of new causative agents, a global solution focusing on a multivalent HFMD vaccine is needed.
But several prescription medications have proven safe and effective.
Tips include washing hands as soon as possible when someone comes into contact with a poisonous plant.
More than half of 21 patients in pilot study had lesions cleared within 12 weeks.
Systematic review shows reduction in risk of developing a skin rash with prophylactic antibiotics.
Results have implications for developing immune cell induction.
Poor quality of studies prevents development of specific treatment recommendations.
Overall rate of skin infections is 2.27 per 100,000 athlete exposures; mostly bacterial and tinea.
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