Dermatology

<i>Helicobacter pylori</i> 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.

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

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Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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A carbapenem with vancomycin is the least resistant initial antibiotic combination to use in patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer.

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

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

Intramuscular Flu Vaccination Recommended for Patients With Eczema

Intramuscular Flu Vaccination Recommended for Patients With Eczema

Patients with atopic dermatitis with S aureus had reduced immune response to intradermal influenza vaccination but not intramuscular vaccination.

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

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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

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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

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

Generic Tygacil Antibacterial Injection Available

Generic Tygacil Antibacterial Injection Available

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Fresenius Kabi's genetic tigecycline injections will be available beginning in 2017.

Skin Infections From Drug Resistant <i>S aureus</i> Tied to Livestock

Skin Infections From Drug Resistant S aureus Tied to Livestock

A recent study found that hog workers in the North Carolina are developing skin infections from multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

<i>Propionibacterium acnes</i> Triggers Inflammation, Acne

Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

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

Antibiotics After Incision and Drainage Effective for Uncomplicated Skin Infections

Antibiotics After Incision and Drainage Effective for Uncomplicated Skin Infections

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Clindamycin or TMP-SMX following I&D was more effective at curing Staphylococcus aureus infection in children and adults compared with placebo.

Prophages Can Prevent Invasiveness of <em>S aureus</em> Growth in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Prophages Can Prevent Invasiveness of S aureus Growth in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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The use of prophages can reduce invasiveness in S aureus infections of diabetic foot ulcers that limit intracellular growth.

Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

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

OTC Head Lice Treatments May Be Losing Effectiveness

OTC Head Lice Treatments May Be Losing Effectiveness

But several prescription medications have proven safe and effective.

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.

Prophylactic Antibiotics May Reduce Risk of Anti-EGFR Dermatological Rash

Prophylactic Antibiotics May Reduce Risk of Anti-EGFR Dermatological Rash

Systematic review shows reduction in risk of developing a skin rash with prophylactic antibiotics.

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Results have implications for developing immune cell induction.

Studies, Treatment Guidelines Lacking for Molluscum Contagiosum in Patients With HIV

Studies, Treatment Guidelines Lacking for Molluscum Contagiosum in Patients With HIV

Poor quality of studies prevents development of specific treatment recommendations.

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.

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Better Than Placebo for Abscess

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Better Than Placebo for Abscess

Higher clinical cure rate compared with placebo in setting in which MRSA was prevalent.

Biologic Agents Associated with High Risk of HBV Flares in Psoriasis, Other Conditions

Biologic Agents Associated with High Risk of HBV Flares in Psoriasis, Other Conditions

The use of biologic agents in treatment of patients rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis is associated with a significant risk of heptatis B flares.

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.

Recurrent Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Recurrent Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Case report describes 85-year-old man who presented twice with fever and painful erythema.

Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Bested Iodine-Alcohol for Pre-Op Skin Antisepsis in Study

Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Bested Iodine-Alcohol for Pre-Op Skin Antisepsis in Study

Superior to iodine-alcohol for the prevention of surgical-site infection after cesarean delivery.

Which Human Papillomavirus Subtypes Pose Highest Skin Cancer Risk?

Which Human Papillomavirus Subtypes Pose Highest Skin Cancer Risk?

HPV subtypes 5, 8, 17, 20, and 38 tied to significant increased risk.

El Nino Southern Oscillation Likely Has Effects on Skin

El Nino Southern Oscillation Likely Has Effects on Skin

Increases and decreases in occurrence of specific skin conditions noted.

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