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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.


Current Dosing Recommendations for Beta Lactams: Addressing the Challenges
Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, discusses the challenges clinicians face when dosing beta-lactams based on the current guidelines.
Quantifying Acute Kidney Injury in Patients on Antibiotics in the Inpatient Setting
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, shares how clinicians in the inpatient setting can quantify acute kidney injury in adults on antibiotics.
Importance of Technology & Data Within Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; and Andrew Shorr, MD, provide their perspectives on the importance of technology, data, and feedback within antimicrobial stewardship programs in the context of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
Emotional Reaction Drives Some Clinicians to Prescribe Inappropriate Antibiotics
Julia E. Szymczak, PhD, shares the results of her study which revealed that fear drives some clinicians to prescribe inappropriately.
What Motivates Outpatient Providers to Write Unnecessary Prescriptions For Antibiotics?
Mike Kohut, PhD shares the results of his research that reveals providers are writing prescriptions for infections based largely on patient demand and not guideline recommendations.
MDR Infections: Overview of Antimicrobial Stewardships
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; and Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), outline the function of antimicrobial stewardships regarding multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and emphasize the importance of personnel at all levels within this system.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections: Nuancing the Use of Antibiotics
Marin Hristos Kollef, MD; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Yoav Golan, MD, share insight on the appropriate approach to using antibiotics when treating pseudomonas infections at multiple levels of care.
Understanding Gram-Positive Nosocomial Infections
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), give considerations for gram-positive nosocomial infections, including how to identify risk and the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in this setting.