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Cellulitis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clayton woman almost lost sight after scratching her nose
Anita Clark, 50, from Clayton, Manchester, was terrified when her face doubled in size and a huge blister developed across both cheeks. She had cellulitis - a deadly infection that can cause sepsis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman almost lost her sight after SCRATCHING HER NOSE
Anita Clark, 50, from Clayton, Manchester, was terrified when her face doubled in size and a huge blister developed across both cheeks. She had cellulitis - a deadly infection that can cause sepsis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for the prevention of recurrent erysipelas and cellulitis
This Cochrane Review has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It found that prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent cellulitis during treatment but may not reduce risk after completion of treatment prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of recurrent cellulitis during treatment but may not reduce risk after completion of treatment (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence Ongoing Antibiotic Prophylaxis Helps Prevent Cellulitis Recurrence
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Just Because It's Red Doesn't Mean It's Infected! Just Because It's Red Doesn't Mean It's Infected!
A red and swollen extremity may not always lead to a diagnosis of cellulitis. What can be done to minimize the misdiagnosis of this condition?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Erysipelas: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Erysipelas is a form of cellulitis that affects only the top layers of the skin. In this article, learn about its causes and how to prevent outbreaks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mom's Viral 'Behind The Scenes' Photo Reveals The Reality Of Instagram Perfection
After posting a “perfect” selfie, a U.K.-based mom and blogger followed up with a powerful message about body image.  On May 16, Tova Leigh posted a photo of herself on Instagram, along with a caption about corsets and unrealistic body image standards.  A post shared by Tova Leigh (@tova_leigh) on May 16, 2017 at 5:57am PDT After receiving tons of “likes” and compliments from friends, Leigh made the selfie her profile picture on Facebook.   But she later felt guilt about her choice of photo and the filters and edits she used to create it. On May 28, the mom shared a fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis
Cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yielded no better clinical cure rates than cephalexin monotherapy, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Adding TMP/SMX to Cephalexin May Not Boost Cure Rate in Uncomplicated Cellulitis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM For patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) to cephalexin may offer no benefit beyond cephalexin alone, a JAMA study finds.Some 500 patients older than 12 years seen in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Matlock man suffered 2 year infection after ant bite
Geoff Stevens, 74, was helping to set up a Christmas fair in Matlock, Derbyshire, in 2014 when he accidentally trod on an ant hill and was bitten. He has since been diagnosed with deadly cellulitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas bull nettle (cnidoscolus texanus) exposures reported to Texas poison centers - Forrester MB.
This study characterizes C texanus exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cellulitis can be life-threatening, so prompt treatment is key
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes cellulitis, and how is it treated? ANSWER: Cellulitis?is a bacterial infection that typically affects the deeper layers of your skin and the layer of fat just beneath. It?s quite common, especially among middle-aged and older adults. Most often, cellulitis occurs when a crack or cut in your skin allows bacteria [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study defines global burden of skin disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A study published today in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions (arranged in order of decreasing 'disability-adjusted life years'): dermatitis, acne, hives, psoriasis, viral skin diseases, fungal skin diseases, scabies, melanoma, pyoderma, cellulitis, non-melanoma skin cancer, decubitus ulcer, and alopecia areata. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Antibiotics After Cesarean Curb Infection in Obese Women Antibiotics After Cesarean Curb Infection in Obese Women
Reductions in surgical-site infections and cellulitis were particularly dramatic in obese women with ruptured membranes who received antibiotics after a cesarean delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Lymphangitis from Scolopendra heros envenomation: the Texas redheaded centipede - Essler SE, Julakanti M, Juergens AL.
Envenomation by Scolopendra heros, the Texas redheaded centipede, can present variably. Although transient pain and erythema are often treated conservatively, complications may include cellulitis, necrosis, myocardial infarction, and rhabdomyolysis. We pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Two Midnights, One New Challenge
This report stated: “Medicare beneficiaries had 1.5 million (limited?) observation stays in 2012; an additional 1.4 million long outpatient stays, and 1.1 million short inpatient stays”. Beneficiaries had over 600,000 hospital stays that lasted 3 nights or more but did not qualify them for SNF services.” Clearly a lot of money is on the table here. The report also noted wide variation and inconsistency in hospitals’ use of inpatient and observation/outpatient designation for similar diagnostic groupings. According to the OIG, many beneficiaries treated with observation stays incurred huge bills from...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How that dreadful cold could actually be a SKIN INFECTION like cellulitis
Mark Palmer from South-West London caught what he  thought was a head cold while on holiday. Instead it turned out to be a nasty cellulitis infection in his leg, which eventually could have killed him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis: Misdiagnoses Common and Costly Cellulitis: Misdiagnoses Common and Costly
One third of patients admitted to the hospital for cellulitis were misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary hospitalizations and avoidable health costs, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Skin condition often misdiagnosed as bacterial problem
HealthDay News Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem
Inaccurately diagnosed cellulitis leads to unnecessary antibiotics, hospitalizations Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Cellulitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin Condition Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem
FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 -- Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says. About one-third of people diagnosed with cellulitis don't actually have it,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed in ED (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Cellulitis is often misdiagnosed in the emergency department, leading to unnecessary healthcare spending, suggests a JAMA Dermatology study.Of roughly 250 adults admitted through an ED with presumed cellulitis of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Vaccine in Development at University of Buffalo Could Eradicate Pneumonia and Prevent the Deaths of Nearly One Million Children Under Five Worldwide Each Year
New vaccine has potential to reduce volume of clinical laboratory testing for bacterial and viral infections By now, nearly all pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists acknowledge that advances in molecular diagnostics and genetic testing are contributing to significant improvements in patient care. Now comes news of a comparable breakthrough in another field of medicine with […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 15, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Abcombi Biosciences Inc. Blaine A. Pfeifer Bronchitis CDC Cellulitis Center for Disea Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease, gender among predictors of nonresponse early in cellulitis treatment
Nonpharmacological factors including being female and having cardiovascular disease have an impact on early response among patients hospitalized with cellulitis, a single-center prospective study found. “Cellulitis is usually caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci (BHS) susceptible to penicillin... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - August 5, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lincoln great-grandmother released from hospital with leg wrapped in INCONTINECE pads
Gwendoline Johnson contracted cellulitis after she was admitted to Lincoln Hospital following a fall. The manager at her care home took pictures of her leg wrapped in incontinence pads. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Collection: Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe
Cochrane Library. 04/19/2016This Special Collection provides guidance to help people attending refugees and asylum seekers, and to help the development of community programs and policies. The collection focuses on the conditions most relevant to the context of transit or the patient population involved: common mental health disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and depression), skin infections (including scabies, cellulitis, and impetigo), sexual and physical violence, vaccines-preventable diseases, and tuberculosis. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cellulitis
Title: CellulitisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/3/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 26, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Speed of Sound: To Cut or Not to Cut: Cellulitis or Abscess?
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The Speed of Sound Source Type: news

What Serotypes Cause the Most Group B Streptococcal Disease?
Patient Presentation A 30-minute old, 39 2/7 week gestation female was admitted to the newborn nursery. The past medical history showed she was born to a G2P1 now 2, 28 year old mother who had received appropriate prenatal care. Her pregnancy had been complicated by group B streptococcus (GBS) positive vaginal colonization, but negative for GBS bacturia. She had rupture of membranes 7 hours prior to vaginal delivery and had received 2 doses of ampicillin at 6.5 and 3 hours prior to delivery. She had no intrapartum fever. Apgars were 8 and 9. The family history showed some diabetes and heart disease. The 2.5 year old sibli...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cellulitis: How to prevent recurrent episodes
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cellulitis: clinical review
Prompt diagnosis and tailored treatment are essential in cellulitis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 19, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.10 Skin Problems Source Type: news

Bradford schoolgirl could be scarred for life after being bitten by false widow spider
Amelia Nielson, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, developed cellulitis, a potentially life-threatening infection, after being bitten by a false widow spider. Pictured, the schoolgirl with her bite circled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compression Device Benefits LymphedemaCompression Device Benefits Lymphedema
In this retrospective analysis of both cancer and noncancer patients with lymphedema, use of an advanced pneumatic comprssion device reduced cellulitis and outpatient care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Penicillin: a postcard for George Osborne | Richard P Grant
Life-saving basic research is under threat. Tell George Osborne what you think of that.When Howard Florey, with his team in Oxford, developed penicillin, he had not set out to save countless lives around the world. He and the men and women who worked with him were scientists, interested in puzzling out how things work, how the universe is put together; thinking God’s thoughts after Him.Joshua and I have reasons to be grateful to the work of Florey’s team: I could well have died as an infant, and Joshua could be blind. Scarlet fever and periorbital cellulitis are, for the time being, readily curable. Continue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Richard P Grant Tags: Science Science funding crisis George Osborne Politics Source Type: news

Advanced device improves health, saves costs for patients with lymphedema
Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in their cellulitis episodes just by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common infections after a hysterectomy
The post Common infections after a hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are: • Urinary tract infection • Infection of any abdominal wounds. Abdominal hysterectomy wound infections According to Professor Patrick Duff, infections of the wound occur in approximately 3% of abdominal hysterectomies. Research suggests that the risk is increased by obesity, diabetes, immunodeficiency disorder, use of systemic corticosteroids, smoking, wou...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Risks post op infection urinary infection Source Type: news

Cellulitis and sensitive skin: Dr Rosemary Leonard answers your medical queries
EACH week family GP Dr Rosemary Leonard addresses your medical questions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are These Abscesses?
Discussion Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive, catalase-positive coccal bacterium that is found on the skin and respiratory tract. It is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue abscesses. Staphylococcus can also cause enteritis, pneumonia, and toxic shock syndrome. In addition to abscesses, Staphylococcus can cause pustulosis, cellulitis, necrotizing fascitis and other exfoliative skin disease such as bullous impetigo. Staphylococcus is well-known to colonize the human skin, nail and nares. It is spread by physical contact and aerosolization. Skin breaches allow Staphylococcus to enter the body and to dissemin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Modified herpes virus 'could combat skin cancer'
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial has demonstrated the effectiveness of a novel injectable immune treatment for advanced melanoma that cannot be surgically removed. The trial has various strengths, including its large sample size, analysis by intention to treat, and blinding of assessors to treatment assignment, which should have reduced the risk of bias. It demonstrated that, overall, significantly more people responded to treatment with T-VEC than GM-CSF injections. It also improved survival by an average of 4.4 months, but this only just reached statistical significance, meaning we can have less confidence i...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Cellulitis infection: Is it contagious?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 19, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Choosing An Antibiotic For Skin Infections--What's Best?
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine on treatment of skin infections compares treatment with trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX, Bactrim or Septra) or clindamycin. Surprisingly, both worked equally well in this 524 patient study, curing about 89% of outpatients with uncomplicated skin infections cellulitis and abscesses, so the authors appear to encourage use of one of these drugs because they are better at treating MRSA than are currently recommended antibiotics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Clindamycin, TMP-SMX are equally effective for skin infections
Clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are similarly safe and effective for treating uncomplicated skin infections, including both cellulitis and abscesses, in ambulatory settings in regions where MRSA is endemic, according to a report published online March 19 in the New England Journal of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 18, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CME-candidate EM Journals EM Clinical News EM News EM Dermatology EM Infectious Disease FPN Journals FPN News Source Type: news

Gunshot-like wound caused by sling shot injury - a case report - Vinuthinee N, Azreen-Redzal A, Juanarita J, Zunaina E.
We report a rare case of sling shot injury that presented with a gunshot-like wound with preseptal cellulitis, in a toddler. An 11-month-old Malay child presented with a gunshot-like wound over the forehead following sling shot injury. On examination, he h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Why hospital is no place for the unwell
A week on the wards was a soul-crushing experience, says Michael Deacon (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: doctors health cellulitis hospital Michael Deacon NHS Source Type: news

Is This Bursitis?
Patient Presentation A 16-year-old male came to clinic as 5 hours earlier while in school he noted that his right elbow was swollen. He watched it for about an hour and thought that it was enlarging so he saw the school nurse. The nurse was concerned and called his parents who took him to a local urgent care center. Over that time, the elbow continued to swell. The family was not happy with the care provided at the urgent care center so they brought him to the pediatric clinic. He denied any trauma, pain or decreased motion. He denied any recent insect bites, minor scratches or pruritis. The past medical history showed a ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatments 'fail' 15% of the time
ConclusionOverall, this is a highly informative study of GP antibiotic prescribing for common infections in the UK. The overall antibiotic treatment failure rate was 15% over the course of the study period; these were mainly cases where there was a need to prescribe a different antibiotic within 30 days. There was a slight increase in failure rate, from 13.9% in 1991 to 15.4% in 2012. Within the infection classes, particular antibiotics had notable changes in failure rates, while others remained fairly stable. Reassuringly, amoxicillin and other commonly prescribed antibiotics currently still have fairly low failure rates....
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diarrhea Case Challenge, Cellulitis & Derm Consult, Atlanta Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today: NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 15, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news