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Incision and Drainage Versus Needle Aspiration in Soft Tissue Abscesses

2014-08-27 03:15:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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

Conditions

Abscess

Intervention

Incision and Drainage, Ultrasound Guided Aspiration

Location

Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Status

Completed

Source

University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:16-0400

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