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Clindamycin may be superior therapy for skin, soft tissue infections

November 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Clindamycin may be a more effective treatment for skin and soft tissue infections in children compared with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, according to data presented at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

To address how purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) should be managed and treated, C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, reviewed data from several recently published studies.

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Levofloxacin after kidney transplantation did not prevent infection

November 19, 2014
Use of levofloxacin immediately after kidney transplantation may not prevent BK virus infection, according to data presented at the American Society of…
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Most diarrhea cases in transplant recipients had no infectious etiology

November 17, 2014
The most frequent infectious etiologies of diarrhea identified among solid organ transplant recipients included Clostridium difficile, norovirus and cytomegalovirus…
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Infection is 'No. 1 cause' for acute on chronic liver failure in western countries

November 9, 2014
BOSTON – Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Virginia Commonwealth University and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA…
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MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia tied to nosocomial transmission

November 5, 2014
An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the spring appears…
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'Wake Up and Breathe' protocol decreased VAEs

October 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at Duke University, discusses results…
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