Cincinnati - With wrestling season well under way, late fall and winter becomes a busy time for a sports dermatology clinic, said Brian B. Adams, M.D.
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New data suggest InterMune Inc.'s intravenous oritavancin is as effective as a regimen of vancomycin plus cephalexin in treating patients with complicated skin and skin-structure infections (CSSSI).
Two cases of otherwise healthy men acquiring a rare bacterial skin infection apparently after receiving tattoos at a Seattle parlor have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend that tattoo artists use sterilized water in their procedures, Medical News Today reports.
Acute skin infections responded as well to a six-day course of a new antibiotic as infections treated with a longer treatment with an existing drug, researchers report.
Blue light effectively healed acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn infections in mice in a recent in vivo study.
Tigecycline appears to effectively eradicate complicated skin and skin structure infections, according to a new study.
There could soon be new antibiotics to treat acute skin and skin structure infections on the market after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee recommended approval of two new antibiotics March 31.
“What is our obligation to our patients? To satisfy their desires for specific treatments or attempt to maximize health outcomes? Do what the patient desires or not?
A new study shows that a hormone that is associated with maintaining bone health may also help to boost antimicrobial peptide (AMP) expression when dietary vitamin D levels are low.
Sweating increases athletes' risks for bacterial skin infections, from impetigo to pitted keratolysis. Sweating combined with contact sports increases those risks.
Regardless of the pathogen and sensitivity pattern, drainage is the foremost major therapeutic intervention for a simple abscess.
Chicago - Daptomycin (Cidecin), a novel lipopeptide antibiotic, showed a trend toward an improved clinical response compared to current standard therapy in the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue (cSST) infections caused by dual infection with
South San Francisco, Calif. — Theravance Inc., based here, and partner Astellas Pharma US Inc., an affiliate of Japan’s Astellas Pharma Inc., have received a Food and Drug Administration approvable letter asking for additional clinical information on the drug telavancin to treat skin infections caused by gram-positive bacteria, news source rttnews.com reports.
Raritan, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, based here, has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ceftobiprole, PRNewswire reports.
Phase 3 data for Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ once-daily treatment with IV-to-oral omadacycline has shown the pipeline drug effectively and safely treats the most frequently isolated bacterial pathogens associated with skin infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
In an experimental model, the investigational NDV-3 vaccine appears to mobilize the immune system to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections, a recent study indicates.
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