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Allergy Evaluation Found to Be Cost-Effective in Unverified Penicillin-Allergic Patients
New research supports that allergy evaluation is an inexpensive intervention and that given the downstream benefits, it may well be cost-effective.
Children's Hospital Benefits from Antibiotic Stewardship Program Limiting Carbapenem Use
Researchers in a pediatric hospital in Tokyo see positive results following the implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program limiting carbapenem use.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 8, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
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).
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.