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Latest Complicated skin and skin structure infection Stories

2014-02-07 23:00:30

AIA postpones wrestling tournaments due to prevent the spread of unknown skin infections. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Arizona Interscholastic Association has postponed the AIA Sectional Wrestling Tournaments, originally scheduled for February 8, after receiving reports that some wrestlers had contracted an unknown skin infection. While none of the infections have been reported to be MRSA, the AIA is taking precautionary measures of postponing the tournament as a matter...

2013-09-23 23:04:13

MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players. Vigilant skin hygiene is crucial to preventing skin infections. Medical experts recommend use of an effective cleanser like CLn SportWash or CLn BodyWash products that are non-drying and preserved with sodium hypochlorite. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In recent months, published reports on August 23 and September...

2013-02-13 10:26:33

Treatment with a newer antibiotic, tedizolid phosphate, once daily for 6 days was statistically noninferior (no worse than) in efficacy to the antibiotic linezolid twice daily for 10 days for both early (at day 2 to 3) and sustained (at day 11) clinical responses in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, according to a study appearing in the February 13 issue of JAMA. "Antimicrobials available for treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections...

2011-03-24 19:57:58

New study from Rhode Island Hospital shows second half of year more common for MRSA infection A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has found a significant increase in the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the summer and autumn months. The increase was more pronounced in the pediatric population than in adults. The study is now published online in advance of print in PloS ONE. Lead author Leonard Mermel, D.O., Sc.M., medical director of the...

2011-01-07 07:23:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In an attempt to stop the MRSA superbug, the Infectious Disease Society of America (ISDA) released its first-ever guidelines for the treatment of MRSA, helping physicians manage the common antibiotic-resistant infection. MRSA in the most common type of skin infection that sends people to the ER, and its invasive nature kills approximately 18,000 people a year. "MRSA has become a huge public health problem, and physicians often struggle with how to treat it," Catherine...

2011-01-05 13:29:38

Will help physicians manage common antibiotic-resistant superbug AT A GLANCE     * The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released its first-ever guidelines for the treatment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which will help physicians determine the most appropriate care for infections due to the common bacterium.     * MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections that send people to the emergency room. Its invasive form kills...

2010-12-09 12:08:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the generic erosion of nine branded agents will significantly constrain growth in the hospital-acquired infections (HAI) drug market through 2019 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. These nine agents -- piperacillin/tazobactam (Pfizer's Zosyn/Tazocin, generics),...

2010-09-13 07:00:00

--Stop MRSA Now Coalition Member Focuses on Disinfecting Sports Equipment and Other Shared Items to Help Prevent the Spread of MRSA-- WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Skin infections like MRSA, which spread through skin to skin contact as well as contact with equipment and shared items, are the cause of 56 percent of all outbreaks of infectious diseases in competitive sports in the U.S.(1,2)- but simple steps parents can take can help prevent the spread. MRSA...

2010-09-09 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced abstracts to be presented on its oral anti-MRSA antibiotic, TAKSTA (sodium fusidate, formerly CEM-102), at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), September 12 to 15, 2010, in Boston. Data to be presented demonstrate that TAKSTA showed clinical success rates and tolerability comparable to oral linezolid. Presentations will also provide additional data that...

2010-03-17 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a therapy's effect on overall clinical success is the attribute that most influences surveyed infectious disease specialists' prescribing decisions in the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs). Clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders indicate that current and emerging...