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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.


How Effective Are <i>C. difficile</i> Bundled Approaches?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, shares a few things to keep in mind when using bundled approaches against C. difficile.
What Are The Drawbacks Of Current Front-Line Drugs to Treat <i>C. difficile</i> Infection?
Kirk Hevener, PharmD, PhD, explains the drawbacks of first-line drugs that are currently used to treat C. difficile infections.
What is the Role of Combination Therapy in Treating <i>S. aureus</i> Infections?
Prof. Josh Davis, MBBS, PhD, discusses the role of combination therapy when it comes to treating invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections.
<i>C. difficile</i> Tends to Be Over-Diagnosed in Healthcare Facilities
Niaz Banaei, MD, discusses some reasons why healthcare-associated C. difficile tends to be over-diagnosed.
Why Do Carbapenem Antibiotics Cause Higher Rates of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> & Superinfections?
Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, MS, CAPPS, BCPS, explains why carbapenem antibiotics cause higher rates of C. diff and superinfections.
CDC Guidance for Disinfecting Surfaces from <i>Candida auris</i>
Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains CDC’s recommendations for disinfecting hospital surfaces from Candida auris.
How Can Prevention Initiatives Lead to a Decline in HAIs in Nursing Homes?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, explains how her research can lead to initiatives that aim to result in a decline in the burden of infections in nursing homes.
How Antibiotics Impact <i>C. difficile</i> rates
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, explains how controlling antibiotic use can impact Clostridium difficile rates.
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