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The Contagion® Antibiotics specialty page provides antibiotics-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Sepsis Survivors Need Better Rehabilitation Care After Hospital Discharge
Rates of re-hospitalization and long-term health effects remain high among sepsis survivors, which is why researchers are outlining ways to help sepsis patients after hospital discharge.
CDC Interactive Map Boasts State Successes in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
The CDC releases first comprehensive reports on state progress made in the fight against antibiotic resistance since Congress’ investment in CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative.
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.
Ceftazidime-avibactam An Option for Hospital-acquired Pneumonia
A recent study suggests that the new antibiotic combination ceftazidime-avibactam may be a useful alternative for treating hospital-acquired pneumonia.
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.
 
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.
 
Nurses Can Play a Bigger Role in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
A recent webinar hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and nursing organizations highlighted the important role of nurses in implementing hospital antibiotic stewardship programs.
Slowing the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
In a recent Association of Health Care Journalists webcast, 2 experts discussed the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance, and highlighted current and emerging strategies to reduce this major public health threat.
 
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