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Infectious Disease Week

Select coverage from Infectious Disease Week is included below:

Is a "Hard Stop" Method the Key to Reducing Inappropriate <i>C. difficile</i> Testing?
A testing stewardship effort found that using a “hard stop” alert system may help reduce inappropriate C. difficile testing.
How Can Pharmacists Advocate for Judicious Antibiotic Use in Patients?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, explains how pharmacists can advocate for judicious antibiotic use in patients through educating the patients themselves, as well as providers.
Can Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animals Help Stall Resistance?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, explains why addressing issues surrounding antibiotic use in veterinary medicine is crucial in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 22, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Legionnaires' Disease on the Rise in the United States
At ID Week 2017, Dr. Laura Cooley, CDC, discussed the increasing number of Legionnaires’ cases in the United States, underscoring the need for stronger water management practices.
Dr. Brinda Emu Provides Insight into HIV Monoclonal Antibody Ibalizumab
Brinda Emu, MD, offers insight into the HIV monoclonal antibody ibalizumab.
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
Dr. Shibani Mukerji discusses how HIV affects the brain as part of a symposium at ID Week 2017.
VABOMERE Shows Higher Cure Rate in Patients with CRE Infections Vs. Best Available Therapy
Michael N. Dudley, PharmD, explains how VABOMERE was associated with a higher overall cure rate and lower mortality compared with the best available therapy in patients with CRE infections in a recent trial.
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