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Cellulitis is an acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.
FDA accepts Cubist Pharmaceuticals' tedizolid phosphate NDA with Priority Review

FDA accepts Cubist Pharmaceuticals' tedizolid phosphate NDA with Priority Review

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the Company's New Drug Application for its investigational antibiotic tedizolid phosphate (TR-701) with Priority Review. The FDA has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date of June 20, 2014. Cubist is seeking FDA approval of tedizolid for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. [More]
Pharmacyclics presents ibrutinib trial data for B-cell malignancies at ASH meeting

Pharmacyclics presents ibrutinib trial data for B-cell malignancies at ASH meeting

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced results of 40 clinical, non-clinical and pre-clinical presentations on ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA™) at the 55TH Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held in New Orleans, Dec 7 - 10, 2013. [More]
‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

Untreated, the mortality probably exceeds 70%. Flesh eating is a description of Toxic Inflammatory Cellulitis which usually starts by bacterial subcutaneous infection followed by freezing in phase II healing which is inflammatory. [More]
NeutroPhase irrigation therapy and NPWT help treat severe flesh eating and wound infections

NeutroPhase irrigation therapy and NPWT help treat severe flesh eating and wound infections

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing topical non-antibiotic antimicrobial products, today announced the publication of a scientific paper by Dr. John R. Crew of Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California, describing the first use of adjunctive NeutroPhase irrigation therapy in conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to successfully manage the severely-infected wound in the arm of a patient with life-threatening 'flesh-eating' disease. [More]
Amgen presents data from several romosozumab and Prolia at ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting

Amgen presents data from several romosozumab and Prolia at ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting

Amgen today announced that it will present data from several romosozumab and Prolia® (denosumab) studies at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore from Oct. 4-7, 2013. [More]
AMGEN announces additional results from talimogene laherparepvec Phase 3 trial

AMGEN announces additional results from talimogene laherparepvec Phase 3 trial

AMGEN today announced additional results from a pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating talimogene laherparepvec in patients with unresected stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma compared to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). [More]
Incidence of septicemia increasing among service members, study finds

Incidence of septicemia increasing among service members, study finds

The annual incidence rates of primary diagnosed septicemia among active component service members increased nearly 580 percent from 2004 to 2012, according to a new study. [More]
Innovative microsurgery technique helps prevent lymphedema in patients with breast cancer

Innovative microsurgery technique helps prevent lymphedema in patients with breast cancer

A team of surgeons and members of the breast cancer program of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is conducting a two-year pilot study of an innovative microsurgery technique coupled with imaging technology to not only prevent lymphedema but also potentially detect and treat it early. [More]
Symptoms, first-aid treatments and prevention tips for insect bites

Symptoms, first-aid treatments and prevention tips for insect bites

Whether they are invading your picnic, hitching a ride on your skin or just buzzing around your head, bugs are an annoying and unavoidable part of summer. Still, there are times when bugs are just a nuisance and times when they can cause serious illness or injury. [More]
Orlando Health's clinicians provide hospital-level care in patient's home

Orlando Health's clinicians provide hospital-level care in patient's home

Instead of admitting patients to medical units at the hospital, clinicians at Orlando Regional Medical Center are providing health care to patients in the comfort of their homes. The new twist on modern medicine is being piloted in a project to provide hospital-level care in a patient's home through home visits, videoconferencing (virtual visit) and telemonitoring (remote vital signs monitoring). [More]
Amgen reports encouraging results from talimogene laherparepvec phase 3 study in patients with metastatic melanoma

Amgen reports encouraging results from talimogene laherparepvec phase 3 study in patients with metastatic melanoma

Amgen today announced detailed results from a pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating talimogene laherparepvec in patients with unresected stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma compared to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). [More]
Positive results from Affinium Pharmaceuticals' Phase 2a clinical trial of AFN-1252 in ABSSSI

Positive results from Affinium Pharmaceuticals' Phase 2a clinical trial of AFN-1252 in ABSSSI

Affinium Pharmaceuticals announced today that its Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating oral AFN-1252 in acute bacterial skin & skin structure infections demonstrated excellent efficacy and safety data, marking a significant proof-of-concept milestone for Affinium's first-in-class, novel antibiotic targeted against bacterial fatty acid biosynthesis inhibition (FabI inhibitors). [More]
Checklist diverts inebriated from emergency department

Checklist diverts inebriated from emergency department

A checklist for use by ambulance crews helps paramedics decide which drunk patients need emergency medical care and which can be diverted to a detoxification facility, say researchers. [More]
Radical sternectomy could be less risky than conservative

Radical sternectomy could be less risky than conservative

Researchers say that radical sternectomy encompassing the costal cartilages leads to a significantly lower rate of complications and reoperation than conservative sternectomy. [More]

Sterile acellular matrices 'reliable in expander-based breast reconstruction'

Sterile human acellular dermal matrix offers reliable matrix incorporation and a low complication rate for expander-based breast reconstruction, the results of a US study indicate, which also suggest that sterilization does not affect incorporation success. [More]
FDA clears Meridian Bioscience’s new illumigene Group A Strep test

FDA clears Meridian Bioscience’s new illumigene Group A Strep test

Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio today announced that it has received FDA clearance for a new molecular diagnostic test for Group A Streptococcus on the illumigene platform. [More]
Orthopedists should suspect necrotizing fasciitis in patients with out of proportion pain

Orthopedists should suspect necrotizing fasciitis in patients with out of proportion pain

Dr. Russell Russo, an Orthopedic Surgeon at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and other researchers stress that orthopedists should have a high index of suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacterial infection, in every patient with pain or other symptoms that are out of proportion to the initial diagnosis. Their recommendations are published in the September 2012 issue of Orthopedics Today. [More]

Many pediatric respiratory hospitalizations unnecessary

Study findings suggest that a large number of pediatric hospitalizations, particularly those of a respiratory nature, could be prevented. [More]
EC grants marketing authorization for Pfizer’s INLYTA to treat renal cell carcinoma

EC grants marketing authorization for Pfizer’s INLYTA to treat renal cell carcinoma

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for INLYTA (axitinib) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, after failure of prior treatment with sunitinib or a cytokine. [More]
Combination therapy does not change safety and efficacy relationship of TORISEL for advanced RCC

Combination therapy does not change safety and efficacy relationship of TORISEL for advanced RCC

Pfizer Inc. announced that the Phase 3 INTORACT trial (B1771006), evaluating the combination of bevacizumab plus TORISEL (temsirolimus) compared with bevacizumab plus interferon-alfa-2a (IFN-α-2a) in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) across risk groups, did not meet its primary endpoint of superiority in extending progression free survival (PFS) in the study population. [More]