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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

NDA Submitted for Novel, Targeted Antibiotic Iclaprim

By June 20, 2018

The NDA includes safety and efficacy data from two Phase 3 trials (REVIVE-1 and REVIVE-2; N=1190) which compared intravenous iclaprim to standard-of-care vancomycin in patients with ABSSSI.

Infections

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

June 18, 2018

Injection drug users are more than 16-fold more likely to develop invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Infections

Higher Groin C Avidum Colonization in Obese Patients After Hip Arthroplasty

By Zahra Masoud June 04, 2018

Researchers assessed the incidence of Cutibacterium avidum infection in patients following primary hip arthroplasty.

Infections

CDC: Administration Errors Reported With New Shingles Vaccine

By May 31, 2018

Between October 20, 2017 and February 20, 2018, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) received 155 reports involving RZV, with 13 (8%) involving an administrative error.

Infections

Microneedling Plus Bleomycin Spraying Superior for Plantar Wart Treatment

By May 21, 2018

Microneedling combined with bleomycin was associated with higher clearance rates and was less painful than the use of intralesional bleomycin injections.

Infections

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Causes, Treatment Investigated

By May 17, 2018

The multicenter retrospective study (N=377) was conducted to investigate the causes, treatment protocols, and mortality rates of US adults with SJS/TEN.

Infections

Omadacycline Granted Priority Review for CABP, Skin/Skin Structure Infections

By April 10, 2018

Omadacycline is an investigational, once-daily, broad-spectrum aminomethylcycline antibiotic that is related to tetracyclines.

Infections

Herpes Zoster in Healthy Children Linked to Varicella-Zoster Vaccination

By April 10, 2018

Each of the 7 children received varicella zoster vaccination between 12 and 14 months of age.

Infections

Adjunctive Antibiotic Therapy Yields Modest Benefit in Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses

By March 28, 2018

Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole or clindamycin confer a modest benefit for several important outcomes, but this is offset by a similar risk for adverse effects.

Infections

Comparing Azithromycin Dosing for Yaws Treatment

By March 22, 2018

Researchers evaluate low-dose vs standard-dose azithromycin in achieving clinical and serological cure in yaws.

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