The Globalization of ABSSSI

In a fascinating article recently accepted for publication in the highly impactful journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Bart and colleagues from the Office of Infectious Diseases, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, explore geographic shifts in enrollment in ABSSSI (among other infections) treatment trials...

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...

What is ABSSSI?

(a) The most abominable medical acronym ever (b) The most challenging tongue-twister in the Romulan language (c) Regulatory-speak from the US FDA (d) a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and starring Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (e) (a) and (c) (f) (b) and...