Skin Infection

Ask the Care Expert about ... ABSSSI

Ask the Care Expert about ... ABSSSI

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What is an ABSSSI? Doctors have been writing this as diagnosis on our post-acute residents.

Through thick and thin

Through thick and thin

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Age, health declines may lead to skin breakdowns, but judicious use of products paired with nutritional and incontinence interventions can lessen the pain

FDA approves drug to treat MRSA skin infections

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Dalvance (dalbavancin), an antibacterial drug used to treat adults with bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Among them are infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant strains) and Streptococcus pyogenes.

New oral medication shows promise for more quickly treating MRSA skin infections, researchers find

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A new oral antibiotic may effectively treat MRSA-related skin infections more quickly than the only oral drug currently approved, according to research published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.