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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.


Swabbing Our Way to A Solution for Antibiotic Resistance
For the most challenging of microbial threats, one microbiologist is trying an old tactic in a new era.
Gonorrhea on the Path to Becoming Untreatable
Cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea are on the rise, and the bacteria may soon become untreatable if new antibiotics and diagnostic tools are not developed.
Recurrent <i>C. difficile</i> Incidence is Rapidly Increasing, Underscoring Need For New Therapies
Penn researchers find that cases of recurrent C. difficile infections are rapidly increasing, underscoring the need for new treatment options, such as fecal microbiota transplants.
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
In a new study conducted in a healthcare system in the Bronx, a team of healthcare providers has created a new program to cut hospital readmission rates in patients receiving outpatient IV antibiotic treatment.
Scientists Call for Increased Limited Use of Antimicrobial Chemicals
More than 200 scientists, medical professionals, and environmental researchers have released a statement calling on the international community to take further steps to limit the use of triclosan, triclocarban, and other antimicrobial compounds.
<em>Lactobacillus</em> Isolate Found in Yogurt & Cheese Proves to Have Powerful Antimicrobial Activity
As new antibiotics are not being developed fast enough to fight against drug-resistant bacteria, new research shows that probiotic bacteria found in cheese and yogurt may offer an effective alternative.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 18, 2017
Pleuromutilin antibiotics, meningococcal disease, tuberculosis, a new fluoroquinolone to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, and WHO’s position on HPV vaccine recommendations makes up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing Can Result in Costly Adverse Effects
A new Johns Hopkins study finds that one fifth of hospitalized adults experience adverse effects from prescribed antibiotics; one fifth of those effects occurred in patients who should not have been prescribed antibiotics in the first place.
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