Incision and Drainage Versus Needle Aspiration in Soft Tissue Abscesses

2014-08-26 22:15:16 | BioPortfolio


The incidence of skin and soft tissue infections has increased dramatically over the last decade, in part due to increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Incision and drainage (I&D) is considered the primary intervention, however some clinicians prefer ultrasound guided needle aspiration (US Asp). The investigators performed a randomized trial comparing US Asp to I&D for uncomplicated skin and soft tissue abscesses, with a subgroup analysis of patients with CA-MRSA.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Incision and Drainage, Ultrasound Guided Aspiration


Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
United States




University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-26T22:15:16-0400

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