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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


The Dangers of Overtreating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, explains how overtreating asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to antibiotic resistance or incorrect diagnoses.
CDI Management in Health Care Systems
Nimish Patel, PharmD, PhD, discusses the updates to CDI management guidelines and the role of the pharmacists in providing education to physicians.
Exploring the Latest Update to the <i>C difficile</i> Guidelines
Dale N Gerding, MD, discusses the most recent changes to the guidelines of C difficile and the concerns of long-term effects of fecal microbiome transplants.
A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: Current Progress
Xingmin Sun, PhD, shares current progress on developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile infection.
A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: What to Consider
Xingmin Sun, PhD, discusses aspects that need to be considered before developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile.
Reducing <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> Infection Rates
Panelists highlight additional considerations in the treatment and management of Clostridium difficile infection.
<i>Clostridium Difficile</i>: Avoiding High-Risk Antibiotics
Following in-depth discussions regarding the risk for developing Clostridium difficile with the use of certain antibiotic therapies, Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, suggest how antimicrobial stewardship can improve patient outcomes.
<i>C. difficile</i> Rates in the United Kingdom
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses C. difficile rates in the United Kingdom.
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