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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.


IDWeek 2019 News Network: The Challenges of Treating ABSSSI
George Sakoulas, MD, discusses the issues involved with treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including compliance, duration of therapy, and areas of unmet need.
The Echinocandin Era
László Majoros, MD, PhD, discusses how nearly all invasive fungal infections are being treated with echinocandins.
Next Steps for Research on Gram-Negative Skin Infections
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, discusses possible avenues for future research on gram-negative skin infections and inappropriate empiric therapy.
Inappropriate Empiric Therapy as a Driver of Poor Outcomes
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, explains how inappropriate empiric therapy can drive poor outcomes.
Omadacycline: A Potential Fluoroquinolone Replacement?
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, discusses how omadacycline could potentially replace fluoroquinolone use in the treatment of complicated skin infections and community-acquired pneumonia.
Paradigm Shift in Treatment for ABSSSI
Yoav Golan, MD, discusses the paradigm shift occurring in treatment for ABSSSI and how to motivate clinicians to buy into new programs and protocols.
Establishing Real-World Protocols for OPAT
Panelists discuss the importance of establishing real-world protocols for patient identification, qualification, and eligibility for outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy.
The Growing Burden of ABSSSI
Bruce Jones, PharmD, BCPS, discusses the growing burden of ABSSSI and why there have been an influx of MRSA cases.
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