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David A. Talan, MD

David A. Talan, MD
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David A. Talan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FIDSA is Professor of Medicine in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Faculty at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
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Should Antibiotics Be Given After an Abcess is Drained?

The abscess cure rate in a group of patients receiving antibiotics was about 93% compared to 86% in the placebo group, a statistically significant difference of 7 percentage points.