Episode 45.0 – Controversies in SSTI Management

This week we review a number of controversial topics in SSTI management with a focus on the role of antibiotics in abscess management.

May 2nd, 2016 Download Leave a Comment Tags: , , , , ,

Show Notes

Core EM: Predictors of failed outpatient cellulitis treatment

EM Nerd: The Case of the Pragmatic Wound

REBEL EM: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for uncomplicated skin abscesses

EM Lyceum: Abscess, “Answers”


Peterson D et al. Predictors of Failure of Empiric Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy in Emergency Department Patients with Uncomplicated Cellulitis. Acad Emerg Med 2014; 21: 526-31. PMID: 24842503

Talan DA et al. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole versus placebo for uncomplicated skin abscesses. NEJM 2016; 374(9): 823-32. PMID: 26962903

Chinnock B, Hendey GW. Irrigation of cutaneous abscesses does not improve treatment success. Ann Emerg Med 2016; 67(3): 379-83. PMID: 26416494

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