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How Climate Change Affects the Incidence, Distribution of Infectious Diseases

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Scientists warn that unless there is an adequate response and proactive measures are taken, society will soon have to deal with direct and indirect effects of the changing climate on human health.

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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Infections

Nuzyra Approved for CABP, Acute Skin/Skin Structure Infections

By October 05, 2018

The approval was based on Phase 3 data from 2 studies in ABSSSI, where treatment with Nuzyra was compared with linezolid, and 1 study in CABP comparing Nuzyra with moxifloxacin. Across all 3 trials, Nuzyra was found to be effective and generally safe and well-tolerated.

Infections

Early Disseminated, Early Localized Lyme Borreliosis Show Similar Outcomes

By Dermatology Advisor Contributing Writer October 04, 2018

At baseline, more symptoms associated with Lyme borreliosis were reported by those with multiple erythema migrans than with solitary erythema migrans.

Infections

Contezolid Gets QIDP, Fast Track Status for Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections

By September 26, 2018

The structure of contezolid was designed to potentially reduce the risk of hematological toxicity associated with this class of antibiotics.

Infections

Patient Develops Rare Extrapulmonary Manifestation of Tuberculosis

By September 26, 2018

The patient, a 42-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone, reported swelling and pain in the fifth finger of her left hand for about 1-week.

Infections

Herpes Zoster Risk Among Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

By Dermatology Advisor Contributing Writer September 25, 2018

Investigators examined the incidence of herpes zoster in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa who were and were not exposed to immunomodulation.

Infections

Lower-Extremity Cellulitis Diagnosed With Increased Accuracy Using ALT-70 Predictive Model vs Thermal Imaging

By September 14, 2018

The widespread implementation of ALT-70 into clinical practice may help decrease misdiagnosis rates of lower-extremity cellulitis.

Infections

FDA: Cases of Rare Gangrene of Genital Area Tied to Diabetes Drug Class

By September 10, 2018

The infection developed within several months of the patients starting SGLT2 therapy and the drug was discontinued in most cases. All patients required surgery and there was 1 reported death.

Infections

Risk for Surgical Site Infection Increased In Lower Extremity Mohs Surgery, Wide Local Excisions

By September 06, 2018

Because of their link to lower infection rates, subcuticular or vertical mattress sutures may be preferred when closing wounds in patients who are undergoing dermatologic surgery.

Infections

Iclaprim Gets Priority Review for Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections

By August 23, 2018

Clinical data has indicated that the drug exhibits a low propensity for resistance development as well as a favorable tolerability profile.

Infections

Omadacycline Gets FDA Committee Nod for Skin Infections, Pneumonia

By August 14, 2018

The Committee's recommendation was based on data from the omadacycline global development program that included nearly 2000 adults in three Phase 3 studies.

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