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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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SHEA Releases Guidance on Duration of Contact Precautions for MDR Infections
SHEA has released expert guidance advising hospitals on when they can safely take patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria off of contact precautions.
Fidaxomicin Vs. Vancomycin: What's More Effective for Treating <i>C. difficile?</i>
A recent study compares the effectiveness of a novel fidaxomicin therapy with vancomycin for the treatment of C. difficile.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 7, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Metronidazole vs Vancomycin in Mild <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infections
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, discuss provider considerations when making decisions on how to treat patients with Clostridium difficile with the guideline-suggested agents, vancomycin and metronidazole.
ICU Patients Need More Protection from Superbugs
Patients in intensive care units are at greater risk of acquiring antimicrobial-resistant infections, and now, a group of international infectious disease experts ar calling for better protection for these high-risk patients.
 
Treatment Options for Invasive Aspergillosis, Mucormycosis Expanding
The development of mold-active azoles has led to enormous advancements in both prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections.
Hospital Mattresses: A Vector for Spreading <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
At the 5th annual international C. diff Awareness Conference and Health Expo, Dr. Edmond Hooker discussed an underreported problem in health care facilities everywhere.
What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Intra-Abdominal Infections? Guidance from the Surgical Infection Society
Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are defined as disease processes occurring in normally-sterile parts of the abdominal cavity, and are generally treated mechanically, such as by surgery.
 
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