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The Contagion® Skin & Soft Tissues Diseases specialty page provides skin & soft tissue-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

SKIN & SOFT TISSUE DISEASES NEWS - Page 1

Treatment Options to Address the Threat of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
New agents are in development, but none represent a magic bullet for the problems that CRE infections present.
Long-Acting Anti-MRSA Agents: One Dose to Cure?
A review of the current literature and future directions.
What You Should Know About the Shingrix Vaccine for Shingles Prevention
This breakthrough vaccine is quickly becoming an integral part of the adult immunization arsenal. 
Omadacycline Granted Priority Review by FDA
Paratek’s omadacycline moves another step toward approval.
 
HCT May Still Be Successful in Patients With Uncontrolled IFI Prior to Transplant
The results of a new study reveal that hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) may still be successful in cases with incomplete radiographic control of invasive fungal infection (IFI) prior to transplant.
Herpes Zoster Vaccine Subunit Prevents Herpes Zoster Episodes Following HSCT
The vaccine reduced the risk of herpes zoster by 68.2% in high-risk recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Rezafungin Continues to Put Up Positive Results in Phase 1 & 2 Clinical Trials
Positive safety and efficacy results have been seen across 2 different dosing regimens as well as for any effects on QT prolongation.
Patient Registry Cuts Rates of Post-Splenectomy Complications
An Australian study found patients were better informed and more empowered when they signed up for a national registry of spleen disease patients.
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