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


Oral Antibiotic Compliance for ABSSSI
Panelists emphasize the importance of patient education, patient compliance, oral antibiotic adherence, and managing expectations of prescriptions for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Goals and Challenges
Panelists elucidate the goals of antimicrobial stewardships and some of their associated challenges, particularly in the setting of newer drugs for the treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections.
Resistance Issues and Resistance Factors With MDR Bacteria
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, provides an overview of the resistance issues and resistance factors of specific pathogens that develop multidrug resistance.
Pseudomonas Infections: Selecting Upfront Antibiotics
Panelists reflect on their personal upfront approaches to treating Pseudomonas infections before lab results return, considering monotherapy versus treatment cocktails and the inherent risks that need to be accounted for.  
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.
A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: Current Progress
Xingmin Sun, PhD, shares current progress on developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile infection.
A Vaccine for <em>Clostridium difficile</em>: What to Consider
Xingmin Sun, PhD, discusses aspects that need to be considered before developing a vaccine for Clostridium difficile.
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.
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