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Recently I had a cutaneous abscess which was treated (quite painfully) with incision and drainage. My doctor told me that antibiotics were not strictly necessary, but I could have them if I wanted. Th...
Adjunctive trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole led to higher cure rates than drainage alone in a randomized trial of patients with uncomplicated skin abscesses treated in the emergency department. Medscap...
Commentary on a study on the role of antibiotics for patients with a drained skin abscess, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medscape General Surgery
CT scanning in children with peritonsillar abscess is linked to "clinically significant" treatment delays, new findings show. Reuters Health Information
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Zobair Younossi, MD, MPH, chairman of the department of medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and vice president for research of Inova Health System, d...
How did patients fare after undergoing a second glaucoma drainage implant surgery in terms of IOP reduction and visual acuity? Journal of Glaucoma
Liver cancer is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers, with few useful surgical or therapeutic options
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Naim Alkhouri, MD, a hepatologist from the Cleveland Clinic, discusses the increasing prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among young ad...
Pyogenic liver abscess is a rare cause of hospitalization, related to a mortality rate ranging between 15% and 19%. Treatment of choice is represented by image-guided percutaneous drainage in combinat...
BACKGROUND Chills, high fever, right upper abdomen pain, and increased white blood cell count are the main and common clinical features of bacterial liver abscess. It is rare to see bacterial liver ab...
To investigate the clinical features, risk factors, and bacterial spectrum of liver abscess following transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and evaluate the therapeutic effect of percutaneous cathete...
Case Presentation. This is a case of a 44-year-old male, farmer, known to be diabetic, presenting with two-week history of vague abdominal pain associated with high grade fever. Abdominal CT scan show...
Pilonidal disease in the sacrococcygeal region usually presents as abscesses, recurrent inflammation, cellulitis or fistula tracks. However, few reports on actinomycosis affecting pilonidal sinuses ha...