Community-Acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA)
Among the most common causes of infection outside health-care institutions, community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Community aquired-MRSA) most often affects the skin and soft tissues. Besides causing significant morbidity, community-aquired MRSA is increasingly associated with serious and often fatal necrotizing pneumonia or fasciitis, endocarditis, and sepsis. The authoritative links on this resource help you to keep up to date with new diagnostic tests and treatments for community-aquired MRSA, as well as the latest news about local outbreaks and infection control strategies.
Emphysematous Pancreatitis in a 61-year-old Man
January 29, 2013
Emphysematous pancreatitis is typically managed with broad-spectrum antibiotics and early surgical debridement. Here, a case that supports more recent evidence for conservative therapy.
Condylomata Acuminata (Severe External Genital Warts)
January 28, 2013
Extensive condylomata acuminata are beyond the capacity of all topical therapies. The area was initially treated by carbon dioxide laser ablation, and residual small foci of infection were subsequently treated with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
ASH is the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States committed to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences. The editors of ConsultantLive bring you updates from the 2013 ASH conference in San Francisco, CA. Read More
Prominent, pigmented polyangular scales on the extensor surfaces of the arms, legs, and trunk suggested recessive X-linked ichthyosis. More in this article.Read More
Take the survey on medical marijuana and see how your colleagues answered.Read More
More than 1300 physicians of all specialties responded to the 2012 survey. Many of the respondents are primary care physicians. See how your colleagues responded and learn what concerns them most.Read more
Here, the Physicians Compensation Survey reveals how pediatricians responded to various questions related to their field.Read More
July 5, 2010
Septic arthritis and several other types of musculoskeletal infections in children are caused by group A Streptococcus. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a cause of skin infections in the sports community. Neisseria meningitidis in purpura fulminans usually is not associated with direct infection of musculoskeletal structures. More »
March 19, 2010
Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders characterized by hyperglycemia and the resulting macrovascular and microvascular complications. More »
October 29, 2009
A novel H1N1 influenza virus has emerged from swine and is causing a worldwide pandemic. Children and young adults have been most affected, in terms of both numbers of cases and severity of disease. Perhaps the most striking feature of the pandemic so far is that fewer than half of those hospitalized or killed by this virus have had identifiable prior medical conditions or risk factors. More »
September 13, 2009
THAT BLUE LIGHT KILLS methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was demonstrated in the article “Visible 405 nm SLD Light Photo-Destroys Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) In Vitro,” in the December 2008 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Concerns about the clinical safety of the wavelength used (405 nm, spectral width 390 to 420 nm), which contains traces of ultraviolet light, led Chukuka Enwemeka, PhD, and colleagues from the School of Health Professions,... More »
August 1, 2009
Health care–associated pneumonia (HCAP) is a relatively new term used to describe pneumonia that develops in patients who have recently been exposed to nosocomial and drug-resistant pathogens as a result of hospitalization or residence in a nursing home, for example. A recent study found that about 25% of patients hospitalized with pneumonia had HCAP, and that the mortality rate was higher in those with HCAP than in those with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). More »
July 7, 2009
I advise my patients who are carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to keep their fingernails trimmed. Long nails make the subungual spaces good havens for bacteria. S aureus, including MRSA, has been isolated from the subungual spaces of the hands of many at-risk patients who are MRSA carriers More »
May 28, 2009
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is usually well tolerated with few adverse effects, but it has been implicated in the development of Fanconi syndrome and renal insufficiency because of its effects on the proximal renal tubule. Vancomycin nephrotoxicity is infrequent but may result from coadministration with other nephrotoxic agents, such as aminoglycosides. We report the cases of 2 patients receiving tenofovir as part of an antiretroviral... More »
April 13, 2009
A 53-year-old woman with metastatic ovarian cancer presented with excessive tearing of the left eye that was associated with redness and swelling. More »
March 31, 2009
Infective endocarditis (IE) starts as a vegetation on the valvular structures. The infection can extend to the adjacent periannular areas and erode into nearby cardiac chambers, leading to an aorto-cavitary fistula (ACF).1,2 More »
March 30, 2009
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) must be recognized now as one of the most common causes of infections acquired in the community. The majority of these infections involve the skin and soft tissue structures and confer significant morbidity on those affected. More »
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