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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.


NIST's Sensor Technique Provides Faster Testing for Antibiotic Susceptibility
A new antibiotic susceptibility testing device developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology could offer doctors a faster way to prescribe the right antibiotic.
Cephalosporin Use in Penicillin-Allergic Patients: Pros & Cons
Experts debate the use of cephalosporins in patients who are allergic to penicillins who have not undergone a prior allergy evaluation.
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic for <em>C. Difficile</em> Fails to Show Treatment Benefit Over Vancomycin
Surotomycin fails to show benefit over vancomycin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in a phase 3 trial.
<i>Contagion</i>® to Report on ID Week 2017 in San Diego
Contagion® will be providing exclusive coverage on the conference, and so, keep your eyes peeled for session coverage and interviews with some of the key presenters.
Study Examines the Relationship between Bacteriology Report Time and Length of Hospital Stay
One single-center study demonstrates that for patients with hospital stays of 1 week or less, reporting bacteriology results sooner may lead to earlier discharge.
Using Molecular Methods to Monitor Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea
UCLA researchers have shown that using molecular methods to predict susceptibility testing could serve as a new way to monitor drug-resistant gonorrhea.
WHO Confirms Serious Lack of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Pathogens
WHO report confirms that “the world is running out of antibiotics” to treat resistant priority pathogens
Antibiotics Still Being Inappropriately Prescribed in Asthma Patients
As practitioners continue to mistake the worsening of asthma symptoms for bacterial respiratory infections, more antibiotics are being prescribed, many times, inappropriately.
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