Cryptosporidium: A Potentially Fatal Cause of Diarrhea in a Heart Transplant Recipient

Expanding the differential for diarrhea beyond Clostridium difficile.

Dava Stewart


Using Deep Sequencing Technology to Detect HCV Resistant Variants

A research team from the Netherlands turns to deep sequencing technology to detect hepatitis C virus resistant variants.

Contagion&reg Editorial Staff


The ID Pipeline: Drug Development Debrief | Week of September 13, 2020

A quick debrief of the week’s top FDA approvals, FDA authorizations, or other infectious disease pipeline developments from the past week.

Jose A. Vazquez, MD


Medical Importance of Microbial Biofilms in the Management of Infectious Diseases

Biofilms are an emerging clinical problem despite the fact that most clinicians don’t even think of biofilms when managing infections.

Brandon May


MSM Who Use Mobile Apps for Sex More Likely to Have STIs

Men who have sex with men who seek out sexual partners online are more likely to report sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP


Globalization of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: The World Is Waiting

The globalization of antibiotic stewardship programs is necessary in the fight against antibiotic resis­tance.

Amanda Binkley, PharmD, AAHIVP


Treatment as Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach to Hepatitis C Virus in Persons Who Inject Drugs

With IV drug use accounting for 60% of new infections, treatment for individuals in this population is necessary to stave off new infections.

Daniela Dimarco, MD


Optimal Vancomycin Dosing in Obese Patients: Moving Toward the AUC

This In the Literature piece explores if we can mitigate some of the adverse reactions that are being seen in obese patients who receive vancomycin through AUC-dosing.

Ilia Rochlin, PhD


Tick, Tick, Tick: Vector-Borne Diseases Ramp Up

Infections transmitted by these bloodsucking species are on the rise worldwide.

Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FIDSA


Will Pennsylvania Proposal Sanction Improper Treatment of Lyme Disease?

Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FIDSA argues that a bill being considered in the Pennsylvania state legislature will ultimately result in increased antibiotic resistance and will set back the clock for finding appropriate treatments for Lyme disease.

Lori Strazdas, MPH


Manual Surface Disinfectants Must Continue to Evolve to Meet Changing Health Care Needs

Many health care facilities are looking to expand the use of broad-spectrum sporicidal disinfectants beyond patient isolation rooms to better address the role of the environment in pathogen transmission and acquisition.

Contagion Editorial Team


GSK Achieves Primary Endpoints Meningococcal ABCWY Vaccine for Phase 3 Trial

If FDA approved, this 5-in-1 investigational candidate could provide the broadest meningococcal serogroup coverage.



What's on Your Antimicrobial Stewardship "Wish List"?

If resources and funds were unlimited, what would the ideal stewardship program look like?

Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, BCPS, CAPP


Changes in Therapy Guideline for Nosocomial Pneumonia

Contagion® Editorial Advisory Board member, Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, BCPS, CAPP, discusses key updates in the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society recommendations.

Kerry Lengyel


NIH Awards $4.8 Million to University to Fight Potentially Fatal Fungal Infection

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a 4-year, $4.8 million grant to the University of Arizona to speed up the development of delta-CPS1, a vaccine candidate to fight valley fever.

Alexandra Ward


China Confirms Case of Bubonic Plague

Health officials in China have confirmed a case of bubonic plague in a herdsman from the Inner Mongolia district, triggering increased prevention measures throughout the region.

Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS*


It Adapts to Us, We Adapt to It: Living With the Ever-Changing SARS-CoV-2

As COVID-19 evolves, learning how to live with a virus that has become endemic will have its challenges, but medical science will help the public be able to accept it.

Gail Connor Roche


Lower Respiratory Infections Linked with Influenza Lead to Substantial Global Health Loss

In 2017, lower respiratory tract infections linked with influenza were responsible for an estimated 145,000 deaths worldwide.

Courtney Moc, PharmD, MS


Current and Potential Treatment Options for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infections

We review current and emerging treatment options for infections caused by the difficult-to-treat, intrinsically multidrug-resistant organism Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

Amesh A. Adalja, MD


COVID-19: A Primer

This virus has multiple facets and highlights a need for real-time learning.

Rhonda E. Colombo, MD, MHS


Examining An Emergence of Multi-drug Resistance Among Candida Species

Despite having emerged as either the third or fourth leading cause of blood stream infections in the United States, the threat of multi-drug resistant Candida species remains an underappreciated concern.

Adriano de Bernardi Schneider, MSc


What Can We Learn From Outbreaks of HIV and Zika?

Parallels between the recent Zika epidemic in Brazil and the HIV pandemic in the 1980s, stress the importance of improving responses to public health crises.



Antibiograms for Optimizing Empiric Therapy: Use Them Wisely

An understanding of the limitations in their functionality and strategies for more appropriate applications are necessary for clinicians.

HCPLive staff


Survey Finds US Hospitals Falling Short on Preventing C. Difficile Infection

A survey of 571 US hospitals regarding practices used to prevent Clostridium difficile infection indicates that nearly half of the facilities appear to not be taking steps to prevent the infection that kills nearly 30,000 people and sickens hundreds of thousands more each year, despite strong evidence that these steps work.

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