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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 9

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.
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.
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