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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.

ANTIBIOTICS NEWS - Page 2

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.
 
Updated Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Not Endorsed by IDSA
The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) decision not to endorse the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines comes from disagreement on the diagnosis and management of the microbial etiology of the disease.
New FDA Tool Gives Doctors Timely & Easily Accessible Antimicrobial Susceptibility Information
By making this information available the FDA hopes to help improve patient outcomes, better manage antibiotic use, and decrease antimicrobial resistance.
Forcing Pathogens to Compete for Resources May Help Thwart Drug Resistance
Could forcing pathogens to compete for resources be the key to fighting drug-resistance and extending the lives of existing drugs?
 
Treatments for Multidrug-Resistant Infections May Be Found in Other FDA-Approved Drugs
This approach could significantly cut down on the cost and time needed to develop new antibiotics, which is critical considering the current antibiotic landscape.
Suboptimal Side Effect of Antibiotics Discovered by MIT Researchers
Researchers on a new study have added more unwanted effects to the list of side effects from these life-saving drugs, further supporting the call for appropriate antibiotic use.
Checking for These 4 Symptoms May Help GPs More Accurately Diagnose Pneumonia
A blood oxygen level test in addition to 3 other noninvasive tests may be key to helping general practitioners diagnose pneumonia and avoiding unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
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