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Select coverage from ASM Microbe 2017 Conference is included below:

Cytomegalovirus: A Brief Exploration
Genovefa Papanicolaou, MD, provides a brief overview of cytomegalovirus.
Examining Psychological Concepts That Impact Antibiotic Prescribing Practices
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS-AQ ID, sheds light on behavior change interventions that could positively affect antibiotic prescribing practices.
What Are Pleuromutilin Antibiotics and How Do They Work?
Thomas File, MD, MSc explains what pleuromutilin antibiotics are and how they work.
Why Do Some Patients Experience Recurrence of <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Infections After Treatment?
Julian Hurdle, PhD explains why some patients experience recurrence of Clostridium difficile after treatment.
How Are Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Lacking in Long-term Care Facilities?
Alan Gross, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, explains how antimicrobial stewardship programs need to be strengthened in long-term care facilities.
<i>C. difficile</i> Tends to Be Over-Diagnosed in Healthcare Facilities
Niaz Banaei, MD, discusses some reasons why healthcare-associated C. difficile tends to be over-diagnosed.
Incentivizing Antibiotic Drug Development to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
Researchers describe how government and pharmaceutical companies develop are working to develop new drugs for emerging infectious diseases.
What is The Current Process for Clearance of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in the US?
Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM) sat down with Contagion® to discuss the process for receiving clearance on antimicrobial susceptibility tests in the United States.
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