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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

Vibriosis Cases Prompt Calls for Summer Water Activity Safety
Following cases of vibriosis in New Jersey, Alabama, and Florida, health officials are telling individuals with open wounds to stay out of coastal or brackish waters.
Smallpox Treatment Moves Closer to FDA Approval
Development of the drug has been deemed necessary because of the potential for the use of the virus in a bioterrorism attack and waning herd immunity against the virus among the general population.
Study Shows Sulfonamide Antibacterials Capable of Reversing Azole Resistance in <em>Candida albicans</em>
Preliminary studies provide convincing evidence for the synergistic use of sulfonamide agents with azole antifungals.
New Research Reinforces Efficacy of Plazomicin
Research presented at the 2018 ASM Microbe Meeting has reinforced the value of the just-approved next-generation aminoglycoside antibiotic, plazomicin, in treating multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
It Takes Two to TANGO With a Carbapenemase
Because of the global rise in antimicrobial resistance, meropenem-vaborbactam, the first carbapenem/β-lactamase combina­tion medication, is a welcome new antibac­terial.
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections on the Decline, Yet Still High Among Patients with HIV
Skin and soft tissue infections appear to be on the decline in the general population, but individuals with HIV have a higher risk.
Transition to Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections
Several recent studies provide valuable insight surrounding the appropriateness of transitioning from intravenous to oral therapy when treating bacteremic urinary tract infections.
Positive Clinical Responses Reported for VIBATIV in Obese & Elderly Patients with cSSSIs
Researchers present positive new data from multiple studies of VIBATIV at the 2018 ECCMID conference in Madrid, Spain.