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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

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?
Bezlotoxumab Treatment Reduced <i>C diff</i> Recurrence in Cancer Patients, Study Reports
Treatment with bezlotoxumab resulted in a statistically significant reduction of recurrent C diff in cancer patients, according to a new study.
Asymptomatic <i>C diff</i> Carriers Prevalent Among Admitted Hospital Patients
Some asymptomatic carriers of C diff went on to have clinical infection themselves within a 6-month period.
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