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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.


What is The Current Process for Clearance of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in the US?
Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM) sat down with Contagion® to discuss the process for receiving clearance on antimicrobial susceptibility tests in the United States.
Why Do Carbapenem Antibiotics Cause Higher Rates of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> & Superinfections?
Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, MS, CAPPS, BCPS, explains why carbapenem antibiotics cause higher rates of C. diff and superinfections.
Why is Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing So Important?
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA, explains the importance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
How Should Practitioners Change Their View of Cross-Reactivity Among Beta-Lactams?
Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, explains why practitioners need to think about the rate of cross-reactivity between antibiotic penicillin and specific cephalosporins.
How Can Behavioral Change Interventions Improve Antibiotic Prescribing?
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, discusses how behavioral change interventions can positively impact the antibiotic prescribing environment.
Researchers Find Link Between Carbapenems and Superinfections & CDI
Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, MS, CAPPS, BCPS, explains his team’s findings on the link between carbapenems and superinfections & Clostridium difficile.
Can the Influenza Vaccine Be the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, discusses keys to reducing antibiotic resistance.
How Can Prevention Initiatives Lead to a Decline in HAIs in Nursing Homes?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, explains how her research can lead to initiatives that aim to result in a decline in the burden of infections in nursing homes.
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