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Is Oritavancin Still Effective When It Comes to Treating Skin Infections?
Contagion® sat down with Rodrigo Mendes, PhD, to discuss research exploring evolving resistance among antibiotics to treat skin infections.
How Do Rapid Diagnostic Tools Impact Patient Outcomes?
Jerod Nagel, PharmD, highlights how rapid diagnostic tools can be utilized in antibiotic stewardship programs to improve outcomes for patients with S. aureus.
New Test Could Save Valuable Time When Diagnosing MRSA
Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center presented findings on differential diagnosis of MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in San Francisco, California.
UC Irvine Medical Center Reveals Ongoing MRSA Outbreak
An outbreak of MRSA at a Los Angeles-area hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit has raised questions about when health officials were notified of the outbreak, and why the public was not informed sooner.
Researchers Study MDRO Presence in Biofilms Collected From Hospitals in 4 Countries
Researchers collected biofilms from several hospitals in four non-neighboring countries to determine if the persistence of multidrug-resistant organisms in biofilms on hospital surfaces was a worldwide problem.
Pick Your Battles: Conducting Efficient & Effective Targeted Surveillance in Your Facility
At the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, Laurie Conway, RN, PhD, CIC, provided conference goers with options that will allow them to “pick their battles” when it comes to ensuring effective surveillance targets.
Examining Contact Precautions in Nursing Homes
Robin Jump, MD, PhD, discussed the challenges associated with isolation precautions in long-term care settings, specifically nursing homes during her presentation at the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference on March 30, 2017.
Beyond the Room: Allowing Patients on Contact Precautions to Venture Outside
On March 30, 2017, at the SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH, shared some tips regarding ways to manage movement outside of the room for patients who are on contact precautions.