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Ortho-McNeil initiates first-of-its-kind skin infection registry
Date:8/6/2008

lth, 111,000 people with diabetes are hospitalized with foot infections each year, and as many as 3.09 million adults will develop a diabetic foot infection in their lifetime.

The increased incidence of one of the most common resistant bacteria that are causing cSSTI, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), poses a significant challenge and burden to the U.S. health care system. Despite the high incidence of cSSTIs, a limited understanding remains and a wide variety of treatment options are used which often affect patient outcomes.

The emergence of resistant bacteria has created a need for new antibiotics and treatment strategies. As such, treatment choices made by physicians can significantly impact how patients with cSSTI respond to care.


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