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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.

HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) NEWS - Page 6

Nursing Homes—Insight into A Network of Microbial Resistance
A new study pulls back the curtain into a complex web of resistance, colonization, and the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in this setting.
Higher Antibiotic Use & <i>C. diff</i> Rates Found After Sepsis Program Implementation
A recent study found that a sepsis care bundle program implemented in The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York coincided with an increase in antibiotic prescriptions and higher rates of Clostridium difficile infections.
Multicenter Stewardship Initiative Reduces Antibiotic Use for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Prolonged antibiotic use opens the door to the development of antibiotic resistance, superinfections, and the risk of Clostridium difficile infections.
Nearly 10% of Americans with Candidemia have <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Co-infection
The message for clinicians is to be vigilant. Look for candidemia and C. difficile infection occurring together.
The Use of Combination Antifungal Therapy is Not a Black and White Issue
Using combination antifungal therapy for invasive mold diseases is still a grey area that remains to be supported by robust data and relies heavily on clinician assessment.
Tetracyclines Associated with Lower Risk of CDI
A recent study has shown that, compared with other antibiotics, tetracyclines may be associated with a reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Ribaxamase Found to Prevent New Onset <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Infections
About 500,000 Americans fall ill from Clostridium difficile infections every year.
Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists May Be Contributing to CDI Incidence
Dr. Maria Bye, an epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health shares some unsettling news when it comes to C. difficile: dentists’ prescribing habits may be contributing to CDI incidence.
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