TMP-SMX and Clindamycin Offer Similar Efficacy for Uncomplicated Skin Infections (FREE)

By Larry M. Baddour, MD Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) and clindamycin lead to similar cure rates in patients with uncomplicated skin infections, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.Researchers enrolled some 500 outpatients (mean age, 27) with cellulitis, …
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‚ÄčThe wrist is not commonly aspirated in the emergency department, but emergent arthrocentesis may be indicated for extreme or concerning cases, and tapping the wrist to determine the underlying pathology or relieve pain may be of great value. The synovial fluid from the joint space can be analyzed for crystals, infection, and blood. This information may help determine the overall plan and aid in decision-making and consultation. The ultimate treatment plan may include admission, intravenous antibiotics, multiple aspirations, and even surgical washout.A swollen, painful wrist that is hot to the touch is concerning for sep...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of tacrolimus for treating lupus nephritis (LN) in the real-world clinical setting. METHODS: This is an ongoing, open-label, non-comparative, observational, post-marketing surveillance study conducted across 275 sites in Japan. Registered LN patients are being followed for 10 years. Here we report data relating to 5 years of tacrolimus maintenance therapy at the interim data cutoff in August 2016. RESULTS: Of 1395 registered patients, 1355 received tacrolimus maintenance therapy for LN and provided safety data. The most common serious a...
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
AbstractIdiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common glomerulopathy in childhood characterised by heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia and edema. Most of the patients have mild and transient edema but those with difficult to treat nephrotic syndrome can develop severe edema which may have serious consequences such as immobility, cellulitis and peritonitis. Understanding of the pathophysiology of edema is still evolving with recent research elucidating newer mechanism of sodium retention through plasmin mediated epithelial sodium channel activation in collecting duct. Patients with mild edema do not require specific diure...
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
We present a 26-year-old man with a history of pemphigus foliaceus (PF) who developed large draining nodules with scarring and sinus tracts, compatible with follicular occlusion triad, preferentially at areas previously affected by PF thirteen months after treatment with rituximab. To the authors' knowledge there are no reported cases of follicular occlusion triad or HS manifesting as an isotopic response. However, one member of the triad, HS, has been reported to occur infrequently following the use of biologic agents...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with a BMI of 58 who developed cellulitis refractory to treatment, within an area of massive localized lymphedema. Biopsy showed angiosarcoma. MRI showed multiple lobulated, low T1, high T2 masses within a background of prominent soft tissue septal stranding, dilated lymphatic channels, and skin thickening. CT also showed the mass well, within the background lymphedema. Massive localized lymphedema is increasing in prevalence due to the worsening obesity epidemic. Radiologists should be aware that the presence of a nodule within an area of massive localized lymphedema is suspicious for sarcoma.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Serious complications following AOM and AS are rare. Antibiotics are associated with lower odds of developing complications, but the NNT are large. PMID: 32152042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Correa Pérez ME, Chaloupka K PMID: 32131119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
Discussion Neuropenia is defined as a neutrophil count
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A 56-year-old man presented with a periorbital subcutaneous mass and ipsilateral visually significant orbital inflammation that was refractory to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Orbitotomy with biopsy revealed the diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer, and the patient was initiated on systemic chemotherapy and adjuvant radiation. This is the first report of pulmonary adenocarcinoma metastatic simultaneously to the periocular cutaneous and intraorbital soft tissues. Atypical periorbital and orbital inflammation may be the initial presentation of occult malignancy and require a high index of suspicion and tissue biopsy for diagnos...
Source: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Surgical emphysema (SE) is characterized by air in the soft tissues causing a crackling sensation on palpation. In oral and maxillofacial surgery, it might occur using conventional air-driven dental hand pieces, as a complication of trauma and with cocaine insufflation. The subcutaneous air may travel through tissue planes causing cervicofacial emphysema, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum. It may carry bacteria and potentially lead to cellulitis or necrotizing fasciitis. The SE is usually a self-limiting entity requiring analgesia, close observation of the airway, occasionally prophylactic antibiotics, and rarely stero...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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