Spring(ing) Into Action on Drug-Resistant STIs and Recruiting New Professions on Antimicrobial Stewardship Teams
Spring has finally sprung. New guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection have been published, and the April issue of Contagion® is here with a bevy of interesting content.
Arming Health Care Providers Against Growing Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotic resistance continues to grow, and it’s plaguing health care providers and patients alike.
The Case of Late Aspergillus Fumigatus Infection of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Leads
Quick action was needed against this very rare cause of fungal endocarditis.
Pathogen and Treatment Paradigms for Multidrug-Resistant Infections
Expert panelists in the field of infectious diseases discuss the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Actively Involving Nurses in Antibiotic Stewardship
Staff nurses are underused but potentially valuable contributors to antibiotic stewardship.
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea and Other Emerging Issues in STIs
More than 2 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis were diagnosed in 2016, the highest number of those sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ever reported.
Treatment Options to Address the Threat of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
New agents are in development, but none represent a magic bullet for the problems that CRE infections present.
Long-Acting Anti-MRSA Agents: One Dose to Cure?
A review of the current literature and future directions.
Treating Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfections in Intravenous Drug Users
Unique considerations are called for when caring for intravenous drug users with newly diagnosed HIV/HCV coinfections.
HIV Drug Tenofovir Alafenamide Offers Safety, Noninferiority to Abacavir
Study results confirm both drug regimens are solid choices for many patients with HIV.
Meta-Analysis On the Utility of Nasal Swabs to Rule Out MRSA Pneumonia
Many patients with pneumonia are empirically treated with anti-MRSA therapy, leaving antimicrobial stewardship programs faced with the challenge of identifying patients who truly warrant continuation of this therapy.
Should Early FMT Be First-Line Treatment for Severe CDI?
Given the impressive efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) on decreasing recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the next logical step is seeing how it works for hospitalized patients with CDI.
What You Should Know About the Shingrix Vaccine for Shingles Prevention
This breakthrough vaccine is quickly becoming an integral part of the adult immunization arsenal.
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