What is it about?

This systematic review highlights the lack of a uniform definition for treatment failure.

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Why is it important?

Treatment failure is a patient-important outcome in cellulitis studies. A uniform definition is critical in order to better compare and contrast studies in the future.


This article sets a foundation for a patient-important outcome in cellulitis studies: treatment failure. In our review, we found that treatment failure was inconsistently defined, making it difficult to compare studies. It is critically important to develop a uniform treatment failure definition for future studies.

Dr Krishan Yadav
University of Ottawa

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This page is a summary of: Treatment failure definitions for non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections: a systematic review, Infection, August 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s15010-019-01347-w.
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