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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Antimicrobial Stewardship in HAP / VAP: A Focus on Duration of Therapy
Reducing overall antibiotic exposure is likely to have an impact on decreasing antimicrobial resistance.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for July 2017
The relationship between temperature and incidence of surgical site infections, progress towards an HIV vaccine, the cleanliness of your stethoscope, an explanation on how infection rates at Stanford Hospital are a canary in a coal mine, and an interactive visual map that depicts the HIV epidemic in the United States, make up the Top 5 news articles for the month of July 2017.
Diversity of <em>E. Coli</em> Create a Complex View of Bloodstream Infections in Superbugs Study
Data gleaned from a new study suggests that drug-resistant “superbugs” are not necessarily out-competing other strains.
How Clean is Your Stethoscope?
The results of a new study reinforce the importance of performing stethoscope hygiene.
Stanford Hospital—A Canary in A Coal Mine
What does the latest news of Stanford Healthcare safety failures really tell us?
As the Temperature Rises, So Does Incidence of Surgical Site Infections
Researchers from the University of Iowa have found that surgical site infections are seasonal.
Sepsis Remains Significant Challenge for Hospitals: Public Health Watch Weekly Report
With as many as 30 million new cases annually, resulting in more than 6 million deaths worldwide, new initiatives are focusing on an age-old problem—sepsis, and its related complications.
Big advances in treatment can