Plenary Symposium Features Three Experts Discussing Clinical Use
VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ:CRME /TSX:COM), a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing patent-protected hospital drugs, today announced a plenary sponsored symposium at the 2017 National Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Conference, hosted by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, taking place December 11-12, 2017 in Birmingham, UK.
The Company-sponsored plenary symposium, titled, "Managing serious skin infections within the changing NHS, time for a rethink?" will feature presentations by three physician experts describing treatment and patient experience with Cardiome's Xydalba™ (dalbavancin hydrochloride), the first and only 30-minute, one-dose treatment option for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Cardiome currently markets Xydalba in France, Germany, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Finland and Sweden.
Details for the symposium are as follows:
- Title: The OPAT patient experience: is there room for improvement?
Speaker: Dr. Graeme Jones, Consultant in Infection, Director Infection Prevention Unit, University Hospitals Southampton
Date and time: December 11, 2017 at 14:15 GMT
- Title: Which patients are unsuitable for OPAT, and how can they be managed?
Speaker: Dr. John Cunniffe, Consultant Microbiologist & OPAT Clinical Lead, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Date and time: December 11, 2017 at 14:30 GMT
- Title: Dalbavancin in NHSG in the OPAT setting
Speaker: Sharon Falconer, Senior OPAT Nurse Specialist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Date and time: December 11, 2017 at 14:45 GMT
In addition to this Cardiome-sponsored symposium, dalbavancin, which is marketed in the U.S. as Dalvance® by Allergan) will be showcased in several additional presentations at the meeting by physicians describing their clinical experience with the product.
For more information about BSAC OPAT 2017, please visit http://opat-conference.com.
Xydalba™ for infusion is a second generation, semi-synthetic lipoglycopeptide, which consists of a lipophilic side-chain added to an enhanced glycopeptide backbone. Xydalba is the first and only 30-minute, one-dose treatment option for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) that delivers a full course of IV therapy. Xydalba can be administered as either one 1500 mg dose or as a two-dose regimen of 1000 mg followed one week later by 500 mg, each administered over 30 minutes. Xydalba demonstrates bactericidal activity in vitro against a range of Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant, also known as MRSA, strains) and Streptococcus pyogenes, as well as certain other streptococcal species.
There were more than 4.8 million hospital admissions of adults with ABSSSI from 2005 through 2011, which included patients with cellulitis, erysipelas, wound infection, and major cutaneous abscess. In fact, hospital admissions for ABSSSI significantly increased by 17.3 percent during this timeframe. The majority of all skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized patients are caused by streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus, and approximately 59 percent of these S. aureus infections in the U.S. are estimated to be caused by MRSA. Early and effective treatment of ABSSSI is critical to optimize patient recovery and for certain patients may also help to avoid potentially lengthy and costly hospital stays.
About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing innovative, high-quality brands that meet the needs of acute care physicians and patients. With a commercial presence and distribution network covering over 60 countries worldwide, Cardiome develops, acquires and commercializes brands for the in-hospital, acute care market segment. The Company's portfolio of approved and marketed brands includes: Xydalba™ (dalbavancin hydrochloride), for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI); Zevtera®/Mabelio® (ceftobiprole medocaril sodium), a cephalosporin antibiotic for the treatment of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia (CAP, HAP); Brinavess® (vernakalant IV) for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm; Aggrastat® (tirofiban hydrochloride) for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and Esmocard® and Esmocard Lyo® (esmolol hydrochloride), a short-acting beta-blocker used to control rapid heart rate in a number of cardiovascular indications. Cardiome's pipeline of product candidates includes Trevyent®, a drug device combination that is designed to deliver Treprostinil, the world's leading treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at www.cardiome.com
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