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Penicillin Allergy Testing in Antibiotic Stewardship
Study suggests that clinicians should perform confirmatory allergy testing on patients with reported penicillin allergies as an important feature of antimicrobial stewardship.
Oritavancin Useful for Managing Serious Infections in Cancer Patients
Oritavancin is a useful antimicrobial option to help clinicians manage MRSA infections and other serious GPC infections in patients with cancer, including in those at the end-of-life.
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections on the Decline, Yet Still High Among Patients with HIV
Skin and soft tissue infections appear to be on the decline in the general population, but individuals with HIV have a higher risk.
FDA Files Complaint Against Company Selling Unapproved Antiseptics Claiming to Prevent Infections
The FDA seeks a permanent injunction against a company selling unapproved hand sanitizers that claim to be effective against infections from several pathogens.
ASM Microbe 2018 Opening Session: From Basic to
The opening session of ASM Microbe 2018 cuts a broad swath through the science of microbiology.
The Ugly Reality of Privacy Curtains
A new study gives strong reasons to back implementing cleaning strategies for hospital privacy curtains.
Contact Precautions for Endemic Pathogens: Is There A Paradigm Shift in the Making?
Dr. Gonzalo Bearman delves into the use of contact precautions for endemic pathogens such as MRSA and VRE and assesses the effectiveness of this approach.
Positive Clinical Responses Reported for VIBATIV in Obese & Elderly Patients with cSSSIs
Researchers present positive new data from multiple studies of VIBATIV at the 2018 ECCMID conference in Madrid, Spain.
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