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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.


Long-Term Antibiotic Use Linked to Higher Risk of Death from Heart Disease in Women
Preliminary research suggests that women who take antibiotics for long periods of time in late adulthood may be at increased risk of death from heart disease and other causes.
Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Cessation Reduces Mortality in Critically Ill Patients
Research presented at the 47th Critical Care Congress reveals that PCT-guided antibiotic cessation in critically ill patients resulted in reduced mortality.
Developing an Alternative Approach for Treating MDR <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i>
Scientists from the NIH and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are in the process of developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatments for multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.
CARB-X Announces Latest Funding for New Antibiotics to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
CARB-X, the international partnership between governmental and charitable groups in the United States and the United Kingdom, has announced new funding for the development of new antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria.
CDC Analysis Suggests Fluoroquinolone Prescribing Continues Apace in the US, Despite FDA Warnings: Public Health Watch
High prescribing continues despite the fact that heavy use of these agents can facilitate the development of multidrug-resistant bacteria and tendon, muscle, joint, and central nervous system damage.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Dental Procedures in Patients With Orthopedic Implants
Lingering historical concerns have led to inconsistent practices in antibiotic prophylaxis in this population.
Short-Course Antibiotic Therapy for Enterobacteriaceae Bloodstream Infections
Poignant study adds to the growing body of literature that points toward individualizing duration of therapy for each patient.
Successful Stewardship Strategies in Long-Term Care Facilities
One successful model takes an engineering approach to patient safety outcomes focusing on work system improvements.