June 29th 2021
A significant decrease in the rate of VAP occurred during the study period.
June 5th 2020
The Merck combination antibiotic has been previously approved for cUTIs and complicated intra-abdominal infections.
October 7th 2018
Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, shares takeaways from her presentation on combination therapy for gram-negative agents at the 2018 SIDP Annual Meeting.
January 16th 2018
A new study challenges common misconceptions associated with cases of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia, emphasizing the need for a broader use of preventive measures.
August 22nd 2017
Lucy B. Palmer, MD, from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York argues that inhaled antibiotic therapy provides higher drug concentrations of antibiotics with fewer systemic side effects than IV therapy.
Antimicrobial Stewardship in HAP / VAP: A Focus on Duration of Therapy
Reducing overall antibiotic exposure is likely to have an impact on decreasing antimicrobial resistance.
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.
Top 5 Contagion® News Articles for the Week of March 12, 2017
In case you missed them, our top 5 articles for the week of March 12, 2017 are highlighted here.
Dental Plaque May Provide a Pathway to Pneumonia in Ventilated Patients
Dental plaque may be a culprit in the development of pneumonia, but better oral health can mitigate that risk both in ventilated hospital patients and in healthy individuals.
Guideline Updates for Infective Endocarditis, HAP, and VAP
Shorter Antibiotic Regimens Recommended for Treatment of Pneumonia
The IDSA and ATS have updated the Clinical Practice Guidelines for HAP & VAP for the first time since 2005 to recommend that each hospital generate antibiograms and reduce the use of antibiotics in treatment regiments.
Low-cost e-Learning Can Help Prevent High-cost HAIs
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can have dramatic effects on excess morbidity and associated costs and so finding effective and efficient way to prevent them is important.
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