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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.

HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) NEWS - Page 1

Incidence of Hospital-Acquired C Diff Declines, But Challenges Remain: Public Health Watch
Community-acquired infections—including those associated with outpatient settings—are still problematic, authors say.
Real World Bezlotoxumab Use for Recurrent <i>C diff</i>
After the MODIFY trial, investigators wanted to explore how bezlotoxumab treated patients in the real world.
Electronic Alerts Aid in <i>C diff</i> Diagnostic Stewardship
An electronic alert that aids in diagnostic stewardship may be helpful in reducing inappropriate testing for C diff, according to a new study.  
Can Enteral Vancomycin <i>C Diff</i> Prophylaxis Improve Outcomes in HSCT Recipients?
Using enteral vancomycin for C diff prophylaxis may be the key to reducing morbidity and improving outcomes in pediatric and young adult recipients of HSCT.
Nationwide Study: Sepsis Present in 1 in 3 Patients With OUD Who Died in the Hospital
Patients who had OUD and sepsis were found to be younger and healthier than patients without OUD.
Analysis Bolsters VA's Leadership Role in HAI Prevention: Public Health Watch
System hospitals are proactive in reducing incidence of C diff infections and CLABSIs, according to study in JAMA Network Open.
Understanding Clindamycin-Resistant <i>C Diff</i> Breakout
The new C diff strain may turn out to be particularly severe and requires sufficient monitoring.
Novel Coronavirus: Health Care and Infection Prevention Implications
In a scenario where health care preparedness is key, what are the best strategies for US hospitals to pursue?
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