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Sam Shiyao Yang, Nisha Suyien Chandran, Jing Xiang Huang, Kong-Bing Tan, Derrick Chen-Wee Aw
Erysipelas is a generally benign superficial bacterial skin infection, and its bullous form constitutes a rare and more severe variant. We describe the first and fatal case of "bullous erysipelas-like" septic vasculitis due to Pseudomonas bacteremi. A 69-year-old Chinese man presenting with diarrhea and septic shock initially began to rapidly develop sharply defined erythematous plaques with non-hemorrhagic bullae over his lower limbs. Culture of the aspirate from the bullae was positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
V Hernández Martí, E Romá Sánchez, M Salavert Lletí, V Bosó Ribelles, J L Poveda Andrés
The development of mechanisms of resistance of many Gram-positive bacterial strains that cause complicated skin and soft tissue infections, as well as sepsis and bacteremia, has necessitated the search for new drugs that will improve treatment strategies. Daptomycin is a cyclic lipopeptide antibacterial that was launched for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections caused by Gram-positive organisms. The drug's mechanism of action is different from that of any other antibiotic. It binds to bacterial membranes and causes a rapid depolarization of membrane potential...
September 2007: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
C Medina Márquez, Y Cadena González, A Guerra Garzón, J M Pérez Hidalgo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the lidocaine gel's application effect versus the periprostatic placement of lidocaine to manage the pain in patients who go through a prostate biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We took the patients who entered the FCI-IC to effectuate a prostate biopsy with an echographic guideline. The patients were split in two groups of 22 people with each one bearing similar characteristics. One of these groups experimented the previous prostate biopsy with 10cc of intrarectal lidocaine gel and the other group experimented 10 cc of lidocaine to 1% in the vesic-prostatic through echographic guidelines...
November 2006: Actas Urologicas Españolas
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