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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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Dermatologists Should Be Aware of Herpes Zoster Risk Factors

By January 09, 2018

Women face an especially high risk for developing herpes zoster compared with men.

Infections

FDA Approves New Impetigo Treatment

By December 20, 2017

Ozenoxacin, a quinolone antimicrobial drug, works by inhibiting the bacterial DNA replication enzymes, DNA gyrase A and topoisomerase IV.

Infections

Omadacycline Effective for Acute Bacterial Skin Infection Irrespective of BMI or Diabetes

By November 20, 2017

Intravenous omadacycline and once-per-day oral omadacycline have efficacy and tolerability profiles similar to those of IV and oral linezolid in overweight/obese patients with diabetes and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection.

Infections

Dalbavancin Effective for Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections in SIRS

By November 16, 2017

Although treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome can be challenging, dalbavancin is approved by the FDA as an effective treatment.

Infections

Refractory Pityriasis Versicolor Treated With Narrow-Band UV-B Phototherapy

By November 14, 2017

Narrow-band UV-B phototherapy resulted in statistically significant reductions in clinical scores from weeks 4 through 16.

Infections

Treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin Infection May Reduce Hospital Stay

By November 14, 2017

The median infection-related length of stay for patients treated with ceftaroline fosamil was significantly lower than patients receiving vancomycine; ceftaroline fosamil was also associated with shorter infection-related length of hospital stay even after adjusting for the type of ABSSSI, among other factors

Infections

FDA Approves Letermovir for CMV Prophylaxis in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

By November 14, 2017

The FDA has approved letermovir tablets and IV injections for prophylaxis CMV infection.

Infections

Topical Antifungal Agents Reduce Toenail Onychomycosis Recurrence

By November 13, 2017

Patients with a family history of fungal infections should be closely monitored for recurrence.

Infections

Dalbavancin Safe for Acute Bacterial Skin Infection Treatment in Diabetes

By November 13, 2017

Patients with and without diabetes and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections experience similar rates of clinical response when treated with dalbavancin.

Infections

Factors Affecting Treatment Decisions for Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

By November 10, 2017

Choosing between intravenous vs oral antibiotic therapy as well as whether to admit or discharge a patient are 2 common treatment-related decisions emergency medicine providers must make when treating patients with an acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection.

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