New Antibiotics – Dalbavancin & Oritavancin PART 1

November 10, 2014

In this entry I will continue to explore some of the new antibiotics that have been recently approved for use in acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). I will discuss these two together since they are quite similar in a number of important ways and share many of the same properties. Both dalbavancin (Dalvance™ – Actavis) and oritavancin (Orbactive™ – The Medicines Company) are classified as “semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide” antibiotics

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NPR commentary: Diabetic Foot Ulcers vs. the Flu vs. #Ebola? #Footattack

November 5, 2014

Doctor: We Should Worry About The Flu, Not Ebola October 20, 2014  3:53 PM ET Listen to the Story All Things Considered 3 min 16 sec Playlist Download Commentator Danielle Ofri, a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, says we should be worried about the flu, not Ebola. Ebola is serious, she says, but not spread widely in this country. Copyright © 2014 NPR.

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International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) The Hague, 2015: Will We See You There?

October 23, 2014

Remember diabeticfoot.nl / See you at the world forum!

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Do Diabetic Foot Infections With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Differ From Those With Other Pathogens?

October 6, 2014

There is controversy as to whether or not diabetic foot infections (DFIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are associated with worse outcomes than DFIs caused by other pathogens. To address this issue we performed a nonsystematic literature search of published articles in English language journals seeking studies reporting on the outcomes of DFIs related to their microbiology. We retrieved 48 articles published from 1999 to 2013 that described a total of 7771 cases of DFI

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Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

October 5, 2014

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Characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in Western Sydney, Australia

September 28, 2014

Background: Australia is ranked ninth of 39 countries in the Western Pacific region most affected by diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at high risk of developing foot ulcerations that can develop into non-healing wounds. Recent studies suggest that the lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer is as high as 25%

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Chronic Ulceration and Sinus Formation due to Foreign Body: An Often-Forgotten Problem

September 25, 2014

Foreign bodies like residues of suture or mesh may lead to a foreign body reaction, cavity formation and continuous secretion and perhaps ulceration. We present a more than 9 years long medical record of a 49 year old man after a simple surgical procedure

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