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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 7

Addressing the Growing Problem of Resistant Fungi
Candidemia is the most common healthcare-associated bloodstream infection in the United States, with an incidence of 5-15 per 100,000 persons.
Certified Nursing Assistants in LTC Facilities Failing to Change Gloves
A new study finds that certified nursing assistants working in long-term care facilities are not changing their gloves as often as they should, running the risk of spreading infection.
Researchers Investigate FMT in Metabolic Syndrome
In a new literature review, researchers from the Netherlands postulate that studying fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can help identify novel therapeutic targets for metabolic syndromes.
Wipes are Better Than Sprays for Disinfecting Against <em>C. difficile</em>
When it comes to cleaning products that work against Clostridium difficile, a new study has found that wipes are better than sprays.
Probiotic Proves Deadly Against <i>Clostridium Difficile</i>
While antibiotic resistance continues to lead to deadly Clostridium difficile infections, a team of researchers has found that a probiotic may offer a new way to kill the superbug.
Researchers Discover More Strains of <i>Klebsiella</i> Bacteria Cause HAIs Than Previously Thought
A team of researchers discover that Klebsiella pneumoniae is not the only culprit behind life-threatening healthcare-associated infections: there are two other Klebsiella species that share the blame.
Hand Hygiene in Hospitals Increases with Patient Involvement
New research reveals a way to help increase healthcare provider hand hygiene by empowering patients to take an active role.
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