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


Flu Shot: Debunking Common Misconceptions
Mindy Smith, BSPharm, RPh, shares common misconceptions about the flu shot and how providers can advocate for the vaccination to their patients.
Targeted Research for Influenza Vaccination
Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, discusses the trends of targeted research in the influenza vaccination space and how protocols could differ based off of variances.
How Antibiotic Stewards Can Implement Risk Scores at Their Institutions
Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, provides an example of how institution-specific information can be used to generate a customized risk score.
Treating <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections With Zerbaxa or Avycaz
Panelists provide their perspective on the appropriate settings in which to use Zerbaxa (ceftolozane) or Avycaz (ceftazidime/avibactam) for Pseudomonas infections and reflect on which dosing methods are the safest.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections: Secondary Approach to Treatment
Panelists discuss their personal approaches to treating Pseudomonas infections when an earlier strategy has failed, taking into consideration past treatments, a patient’s sepsis status, and timely decision making.
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.  
Core Challenges in <i>Pseudomonas</i> Treatment Protocol
Marin Hristos Kollef, MD; Andrew Shorr, MD; Peter L. Salgo, M; and Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, identify the core challenges present in the treatment protocol of Pseudomonas infections, such as nuances with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or end-of-life care.  
Exploring Appropriate Treatment Protocols for <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Marin Hristos Kollef, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Yoav Golan, MD, share insight on appropriate treatment protocols regarding Pseudomonas infections, specifically those concerning the value of treating a patient versus the safety of other patients.
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