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22.09.2018 | Original Research Open Access

Development of a Risk-Scoring Tool to Determine Appropriate Level of Care in Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in an Acute Healthcare Setting

Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) represent a large burden to acute care hospitals. In the United States, these infections account for approximately 2.27 million emergency department (ED) visits, and over 800,000 …

21.09.2018 | Original Research Open Access

Efficacy and Safety of Tedizolid and Linezolid for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in Injection Drug Users: Analysis of Two Clinical Trials

Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) are among the most common reasons for visits to the emergency department [ 1 ]. One group at particularly high risk for ABSSSI is injection drug users (IDUs) [ 2 – 5 ]. The high incidence …

10.09.2018 | Original Research Open Access

Prevalence of Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhoea in Hospitalised Patients (Results of a Russian Prospective Multicentre Study)

The use of antibiotics is associated with disorders of gastrointestinal tract function and diarrhoea in 5–39% patients [ 1 , 2 ]. Clostridium difficile ( C. difficile ) is a common infectious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) [ 1 – 4 …

04.09.2018 | Review Open Access

HIV, HCV and HBV: A Review of Parallels and Differences

Elimination of the three blood-borne viruses—human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV)—as public health issues may be plausible in the near future. Spectacular advances have been made with the introduction of …

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Infectious Diseases and Therapy is an international, open access, peer-reviewed, rapid publication (peer review in 2 weeks, published 3–4 weeks from acceptance) journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality preclinical, clinical (all phases), observational, real-world, and health outcomes research around the discovery, development, and use of infectious disease therapies and interventions, including vaccines and devices. Studies relating to diagnostic products and diagnosis, pharmacoeconomics, public health, quality of life, and patient care, management, and education are also encouraged.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, bacterial and fungal infections, viral infections (including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis), parasitological diseases, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases, vaccinations and other interventions, and drug-resistance, chronic infections, epidemiology and tropical, emergent, pediatric, dermal and sexually-transmitted diseases.

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