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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.


Vertical Antimicrobial Stewardship Can Take Programs to New Heights
Expansion of antimicrobial stewardship strategies to include vertical methods represents an opportunity for programs, both new and established, to further optimize antimicrobial use.
<i>Candida auris</i> Is Changing the Paradigm of Antifungal-Resistant <i>Candida</i>
Candida auris is an emerging health care–associated multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen with public health concerns more similar to those of extensively drug-resistant bacterial pathogens than other species of Candida.
Eravacycline Realizes Successful Clinical Endpoint in OPAT Facilities
The antibacterial is efficacious in a majority of patients in a small study.
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.