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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.

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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 11, 2018
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IDSA & SHEA Release Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection
Fecal transplantation and molecular testing are among the new recommendations.
ISDD Implementation Leads to Decrease in Blood Culture Contamination
A second hospital finds that the combination of a mechanical initial specimen diversion device (ISDD) and staff education resulted in about a decrease in the contamination of blood cultures.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 28, 2018
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AVYCAZ Approved to Treat HABP/VABP
The FDA has approved Allergan's sNDA to expand the approved use of AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam), to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by certain susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms.
FDA Approves Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Treatment of CDAD & <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Enterocolitis
The FDA has approved Firvanq for the treatment of C. diff-associated diarrhea and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
The C Diff Foundation Raises <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection (<i>C. difficile</i>) Clinical Trial Awareness Worldwide
In the USA: Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released in 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 14, 2018
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