THE MRSA SCOURGE

For the past 25 years, complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs), more recently termed acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs), have placed an increasing burden on healthcare systems.1 This burden is primarily due to the increased spread and persistence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in some regions. Over...

REVERSAL, REPLETION, AND RATIONAL USE

Because of the aging of the population and the continued success in prolonging the lifespans of patients with cardiovascular disorders such as atrial fibrillation and severe valvular disease, more and more patients—particularly among elderly cohorts—are on chronic oral anticoagulation therapy. Because of the aging of the population and the well-recognized...