Tagged ‘Abscess’

Journal Review

Utility of Adjunct Antibiotics After I+D – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

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Skin and soft tissue abscesses are a common emergency department (ED) presentation. The approach to management has changed little in recent decades: incision and drainage (I+D) and then discharge home with follow up.
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Journal Review

Antibiotics in the Treatment of Smaller Abscesses

Filed Under: Tags: , , September 14th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), specifically skin abscesses, are an increasingly common cause for emergency department (ED) visits. Many of these are uncomplicated and are treated in the ED with incision and drainage (I&D) and then discharged.
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Procedure Video

Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses

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A brief video on how to perform and incision and drainage of a cutaneous abscess.
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Journal Review

Irrigation of Cutaneous Abscesses

Filed Under: Tags: , , May 12th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Irrigation after incision and drainage (I+D) of an abscess in the ED is considered by some sources to be standard care but local practice varies considerably. There are no randomized controlled trials to date that look at the potential benefits of this procedure.
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Journal Review

TMP-SMX vs. Placebo in the Treatment of Superficial Abscesses

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , April 14th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Annual emergency department visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) are on the rise nationwide, and an increased incidence of abscesses is the likely culprit. MRSA is quickly emerging as the most common cause of purulent SSTIs,
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