Twelve hundred abscesses operatively drained: an antibiotic conundrum?

BACKGROUND The incidence of soft tissue infections from antimicrobial-resistant pathogens is increasing. This study evaluated the epidemiology of operatively drained soft tissue abscesses. METHODS This retrospective study evaluated 1,200 consecutive patients from 2002 to 2008 who underwent incision and drainage (I&D) in the main operating room. Patients… CONTINUE READING