Consulting Editor for Infectious Disease Clinics Mentioned in Press Release
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America Consulting Editor Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA, FACP, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, was recently featured in a press release explaining how a new standard antibiotic can also treat skin infections. The study by Boucher and colleagues proved that the antibiotic dalbavancin is as effective in curing skin diseases as the current leading product, vancomycin. “Dalbavancin has a great likelihood of changing our practice in caring for patients with severe skin infections.” Boucher said. “It will now be possible to treat once a week instead of several times a day and will potentially remove the need for hospital admission and long-term intravenous catheters.” This study was published in the June 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Read the Press Release here.