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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.

ANTIBIOTICS NEWS - Page 4

Managing Reluctant Antibiotic Stewards: Advice From an ID Physician and an ID Pharmacist
Although challenging, it is not impossible to change some outlier behaviors.
New Research Reinforces Efficacy of Plazomicin
Research presented at the 2018 ASM Microbe Meeting has reinforced the value of the just-approved next-generation aminoglycoside antibiotic, plazomicin, in treating multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
It Takes Two to TANGO With a Carbapenemase
Because of the global rise in antimicrobial resistance, meropenem-vaborbactam, the first carbapenem/β-lactamase combina­tion medication, is a welcome new antibac­terial.
ICD-11 Seeks to Clarify Coding, Sync with EHR, and Enable Enhanced Antimicrobial Resistance Tracking: Public Health Watch
The new edition is fully electronic and makes key changes related to antimicrobial resistance and HIV.
Early Antibiotic Therapy Does Not Improve Mortality in Patients with CAUTI
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) account for about 40% of all nosocomial infections in hospitals and nursing homes.
Diagnosis and Management of Gram-Negative Nosocomial Infections
Patient and institutional history, as well as the individual niches of the new antibiotics, need to be considered when selecting a treatment for gram-negative infections.
Transition to Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections
Several recent studies provide valuable insight surrounding the appropriateness of transitioning from intravenous to oral therapy when treating bacteremic urinary tract infections.
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