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Soft Tissue Infections Summary

Description: Infections of non-skeletal tissue, i.e., exclusive of bone, ligaments, cartilage, and fibrous tissue. The concept is usually referred to as skin and soft tissue infections and usually subcutaneous and muscle tissue are involved. The predisposing factors in anaerobic infections are trauma, ischemia, and surgery. The organisms often derive from the fecal or oral flora, particularly in wounds associated with intestinal surgery, decubitus ulcer, and human bites. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1688)

Also Known As: Infections, Soft Tissue; Infection, Soft Tissue; Soft Tissue Infection

Networked: 1560 relevant articles (141 outcomes, 205 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Soft Tissue Infections

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. linezolid (Zyvox) : 8 outcomes 23 studies in 83 results : FDA 7
  2. Daptomycin : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 66 results : FDA 1
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 153 results : IBA
  4. Clindamycin (Cleocin) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 44 results : FDA 19 Generic
  5. Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 38 results : FDA 60 Generic
  6. Vancomycin : 5 outcomes 18 studies in 80 results : FDA 23 Generic
  7. Cefaclor (Ceclor) : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 17 results : FDA 34 Generic
  8. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 26 results : FDA 49 Generic
  9. Azithromycin (Zithromax) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 16 results : FDA 39 Generic
  10. Teicoplanin : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 15 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Soft Tissue Infections

  1. Infection
  2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  3. Urinary Tract Infections (Urinary Tract Infection)
  4. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection)
  5. Endocarditis
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Key Therapies for Soft Tissue Infections

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  1. Catheters : 1 outcome 6 studies in 47 results
  2. Debridement : 1 outcome 2 studies in 69 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 36 results
  4. Oral Administration : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  5. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 1 outcome in 13 results
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