Using oral antibiotics when possible and limiting the durations of vancomycin treatment may decrease vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
A high prevalence of antibiotic use and skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were identified in Indigenous Canadian communities.
Preemptive use of acyclovir does not seem to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) oropharyngeal reactivation.
Household environment plays a key role in the transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections.
Eradication of prosthetic hip and knee joint infections is challenging, with failure rates >20% even in the setting of complete prosthesis removal.
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is extremely stable during the varicella replication phase and subsequent establishment of latency in sensory ganglia throughout the body.
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
Study shows mechanism of statins can induce onset of diabetes
A review finds that fluconazole is the only commercially available evidence-based option for systemic treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.
SB206 12% represents a well-tolerated topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum that can be applied at home by patients or caregivers, solving an unmet medical need.
Polymicrobial prosthetic joint infections managed with surgical debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) had high readmission rates and deep surgical site infections.
Length of stay for ABSSSI hospital admissions were significantly improved after implementing dalbavancin therapy with the ENHANCE ABSSSI trial.
Once-daily oral omadacycline was noninferior to twice-daily oral linezolid in adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The FDA has expanded the indication for Teflaro to include treatment of ABSSSI in pediatric patients from birth to less than 2 months of age.
Using a broad-range PCR technique targeting 16S ribosomal DNA may improve diagnosis and treatment of bacterial pyomyositis.
Orthopedic surgeons should be vigilant when managing periarticular knee fracture repairs.
The association of S aureus with food sensitization and allergy could influence interventions aimed at inducing and maintaining tolerance to food allergens in eczematous infants.
Prediction of sepsis via markers such as hypothermia and elevated procalcitonin may allow for its early detection and management.
Researchers describe 5 cases of Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis that occurred after water or shellfish exposure in the Delaware Bay.
Patients requiring systemic therapy for atopic dermatitis may benefit from lower infection risk treatments such as methotrexate, cyclosporine.