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The Contagion® Antibiotics specialty page provides antibiotics-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Initial Therapy for MDR Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, discusses the importance of appropriate initial therapy and the mechanism of resistance of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Why Might Hospital Length-of-Stay Be Shorter in Patients on a Fluoroquinolone?
Chelsea Drennan, PharmD(c) explains why hospital length-of-stay might be shorter in patients who are on a fluoroquinolone versus a beta-lactam.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections: Optimizing Diagnostic Strategies
Panelists provide considerations for the optimal approaches to diagnosing Pseudomonas infections and identify where imaging and rapid diagnostics fit into the paradigm.
What Are Some of the Risk Factors for Augmented Renal Clearance?
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, explains the risk factors for augmented renal clearance.  
Strategies to Address Beta-Lactam Dosing Issues
Kenneth P. Klinker, PharmD, and Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, share some strategies to address beta-lactam dosing issues that they employ at their institutions.
Antibiotic Stewardship in Small Hospitals: Overcoming Challenges
Edward J. Septimus, MD, explains how smaller hospitals can overcome the challenges that come with having fewer resources to implement a robust antibiotic stewardship program.
Current Dosing Recommendations for Beta Lactams: Addressing the Challenges
Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, discusses the challenges clinicians face when dosing beta-lactams based on the current guidelines.
Quantifying Acute Kidney Injury in Patients on Antibiotics in the Inpatient Setting
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, shares how clinicians in the inpatient setting can quantify acute kidney injury in adults on antibiotics.