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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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Nanoparticles: Helping Antibiotics Fight Superbugs
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed nanoparticles capable of boosting the effectiveness of antibiotics against drug-resistant superbugs.
Nursing Homes—Insight into A Network of Microbial Resistance
A new study pulls back the curtain into a complex web of resistance, colonization, and the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in this setting.
Nearly 10% of Americans with Candidemia have <em>Clostridium difficile</em> Co-infection
The message for clinicians is to be vigilant. Look for candidemia and C. difficile infection occurring together.
ID Week 2017 Closing Plenary Provides Guarded Optimism for Coming Decades
Thoughts leaders believe infectious disease treatment is in the middle of a sea change, moving from antibiotics to antibodies.
Tetracyclines Associated with Lower Risk of CDI
A recent study has shown that, compared with other antibiotics, tetracyclines may be associated with a reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Antibiotic Therapy for Staphylococcal Bloodstream Infections: Doing the Same with Less
Researchers found that the use of the treatment algorithm for staphylococcal bacteremia shortens therapy without compromising outcomes.

 
The Promise and Peril of Second-Generation Beta-Lactam Inhibitor Combinations
Whether the oft-repeated pattern of initial drug success followed by increasing resistance plays out in the future for many drugs remains to be seen.
Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists May Be Contributing to CDI Incidence
Dr. Maria Bye, an epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health shares some unsettling news when it comes to C. difficile: dentists’ prescribing habits may be contributing to CDI incidence.
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