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Adjunctive antibiotic therapy improves cure rates for simple skin abscesses

June 28, 2017

Another study has shown the clinical benefit of adding antibiotic therapy to incision and drainage treatment for uncomplicated skin abscesses.

In the study, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, Robert S. Daum, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, and colleagues demonstrate that clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) in conjunction with incision and drainage improves short-term outcomes in patients with simple abscess, particularly those caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

EASL responds to unfavorable DAA review

June 28, 2017
The European Association for the Study of the Liver responded with serious concern to a systematic review published by the Cochrane Group Review that stated, direct…
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CDC annual report: Prescription drug use, obesity rates increase

June 28, 2017
Life expectancy is up and tobacco use is down, but there are still several concerning health indicators in the CDC’s 40th annual report on long-term trends in…
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Low-cost, yeast-based assay reliably detects fungal pathogens

June 28, 2017
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a tool that uses baker’s yeast to detect fungal pathogens responsible for human disease, agricultural damage…

ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates uncertainty and…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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Lethal DMAC persists among patients with HIV

June 27, 2017
Despite the availability of effective ART, disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex, or DMAC, is still a mortal danger…
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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

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