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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101934/detection-of-neonatal-unit-clusters-of-candida-parapsilosis-fungaemia-by-microsatellite-genotyping-results-from-laboratory-based-sentinel-surveillance-south-africa-2009-2010
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Rindidzani E Magobo, Serisha D Naicker, Jeannette Wadula, Maphoshane Nchabeleng, Yacoob Coovadia, Anwar Hoosen, Shawn R Lockhart, Nelesh P Govender
Neonatal candidaemia is a common, deadly and costly hospital-associated disease. To determine the genetic diversity of Candida parapsilosis causing fungaemia in South African neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). From February 2009 through to August 2010, cases of candidaemia were reported through laboratory-based surveillance. C. parapsilosis isolates from neonatal cases were submitted for identification by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region sequencing, antifungal susceptibility testing and microsatellite genotyping...
January 19, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101893/the-genus-anthopsis-and-its-phylogenetic-position-in-chaetothyriales
#2
Tarek A A Moussa, Bert H G Gerrits van den Ende, Hassan S Al Zahrani, Naif M S Kadasa, Sybren G de Hoog, Somayeh Dolatabadi
The genus Anthopsis was introduced for a black fungus with peculiar, inverted phialides and triangular conidia. The genus accommodates, in addition to the type species Anthopsis deltoidea, which once was reported as a cause of human phaeohyphomycosis, two further taxa: A. catenata and A. microspora. Current taxonomy is mainly based on microscopic structures of phialides. To assess the phylogenetic position of the genus, sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region and partial LSU rDNA were obtained for Anthopsis spp...
January 18, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098391/understanding-the-formidable-nail-barrier-a-review-of-the-nail-microstructure-composition-and-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Sudhir Baswan, Gerald B Kasting, S Kevin Li, Randy Wickett, Brian Adams, Sean Eurich, Ryan Schamper
The topical treatment of nail fungal infections has been a focal point of nail research in the past few decades as it offers a much safer and focused alternative to conventional oral therapy. Although the current focus remains on exploring the ways of enhancing permeation through the formidable nail barrier, the understanding of the nail microstructure and composition is far from complete. This article reviews our current understanding of the nail microstructure, composition and diseases. A few of the parameters affecting the nail permeability and potential causes of the recurrence of fungal nail infection are also discussed...
January 18, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066940/comparison-of-two-long-term-gestagen-regimens-in-the-management-of-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-a-pilot-study
#4
Jiří Špaček, Jan Kestřánek, Petr Jílek, Daniel Leško, Silvie Plucnarová, Vladimír Buchta
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a hormonal-dependent infection but in contrast to sporadic VVC, therapy of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is still unsolved. Long-term administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate was evaluated for the management of RVVC. Overall, 20 patients were treated with Depo-Provera; 14 patients were treated with Provera. Gestagen therapy was evaluated based on visual analogue scale (VAS), the frequency of attacks, the side effects of gestagens and the consumption of antifungals...
January 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066933/performance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pulmonary-fungal-disease-compared-to-high-resolution-computed-tomography
#5
Ana Sartori, Arthur Souza, Matheus Zanon, Klaus Irion, Edson Marchiori, Guilherme Watte, Bruno Hochhegger
To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) in patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis. We prospectively included 21 patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis between January 2013 and October 2014. Inclusion criteria were presence of respiratory symptoms, histopathological diagnosis of mycosis and absence of mycosis treatment. Reviewers identified one predominant imaging pattern per patient: nodular, reticular or airspace pattern. Afterwards, all CT findings were analysed separately per lobe and compared to MRI...
January 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928841/fusarium-species-causing-eumycetoma-report-of-two-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#6
Abdullah M S Al-Hatmi, Alexandro Bonifaz, Andrés Tirado-Sánchez, Jacques F Meis, G Sybren de Hoog, Sarah A Ahmed
Recently, mycetoma was added to the World Health Organization's list of neglected tropical disease priorities. Fusarium as a genus has been reported to cause eumycetoma, but little is known about the species involved in this infection and their identification. In this study, molecular tools were applied to identify Fusarium agents from human eumycetoma cases. The partial translation elongation factor 1-alpha (TEF-1α) gene was used as diagnostic parameter. Two additional cases of eumycetoma, due to F. keratoplasticum and F...
December 7, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910211/comparison-of-serum-concentrations-between-different-dosing-strategies-of-posaconazole-delayed-release-tablet-at-a-large-academic-medical-centre
#7
Sarah Welch, Andrea Pallotta, Catherine Weber, Caitlin Siebenaller, Eric Cober, Elizabeth Neuner
It is unclear if the prophylaxis dose of 300 mg/day is sufficient for achieving serum concentrations targeting the treatment of invasive fungal infections. To evaluate differences between PCZ serum concentrations in patients receiving the DRT vs the OS and in patients receiving higher doses than 300 mg/day of the DRT, a retrospective review was conducted on inpatients who received PCZ for either treatment or prophylaxis. Baseline demographics including comorbid conditions, indication and dose of therapy were collected...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910191/tintelnotia-a-new-genus-in-phaeosphaeriaceae-harbouring-agents-of-cornea-and-nail-infections-in-humans
#8
S A Ahmed, W Hofmüller, M Seibold, G S de Hoog, H Harak, I Tammer, A D van Diepeningen, W Behrens-Baumann
Phaeosphaeriaceae is a family in the order Pleosporales containing numerous plant pathogens, endophytes, lichenised fungi, and environmental saprobes. A novel genus, Tintelnotia is introduced containing two species, one of which caused an eye infection and several nail infections in humans. All species of Tintelnotia produce conidia in soft pycnidia with a wide ostiole. The generic type species is T. opuntiae causing necrotic spots on cactus plants. The isolates of the human opportunist T. destructans showed variable susceptibility pattern to a panel of common antifungal agents...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910139/characterization-of-patients-with-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-according-to-the-new-escmid-ers-ecmm-and-idsa-guidelines
#9
Helmut J F Salzer, Jan Heyckendorf, Barbara Kalsdorf, Thierry Rolling, Christoph Lange
Recently, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) in cooperation with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) published guidelines for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). Both guidelines, however, carry significant differences. We retrospectively applied the diagnostic recommendations on a patient cohort of 71 previously diagnosed CPA patients in order to compare both guidelines...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882618/whole-genome-sequencing-analysis-of-the-cutaneous-pathogenic-yeast-malassezia-restricta-and-identification-of-the-major-lipase-expressed-on-the-scalp-of-patients-with-dandruff
#10
Minji Park, Yong-Joon Cho, Yang Won Lee, Won Hee Jung
Malassezia species are opportunistic pathogenic fungi that are frequently associated with seborrhoeic dermatitis, including dandruff. Most Malassezia species are lipid dependent, a property that is compensated by breaking down host sebum into fatty acids by lipases. In this study, we aimed to sequence and analyse the whole genome of Malassezia restricta KCTC 27527, a clinical isolate from a Korean patient with severe dandruff, to search for lipase orthologues and identify the lipase that is the most frequently expressed on the scalp of patients with dandruff...
November 24, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878878/efficacy-and-safety-of-amphotericin-b-lipid-based-formulations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Laiza M Steimbach, Fernanda S Tonin, Suzane Virtuoso, Helena H L Borba, Andréia C C Sanches, Astrid Wiens, Fernando Fernandez-Llimós, Roberto Pontarolo
Invasive fungal infections, an important cause of mortality, are primarily treated using amphotericin B, which is available in different formulations, both conventional and lipid-based (liposomal, lipid complex, colloidal dispersion and Intralipid(®) infusion). The aim of our study was to determine the efficacy and safety of conventional amphotericin B vs its lipid-based formulations. A systematic review followed by pairwise meta-analysis was performed, including randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the use of lipid-based amphotericin B in patients with any degree of immunosuppression and susceptibility to invasive fungal infection...
November 22, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862370/comparative-evaluation-of-pan-fungal-real-time-pcr-galactomannan-and-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-for-invasive-fungal-infection-in-paediatric-cancer-patients
#12
Prashant Gupta, Abrar Ahmad, Vineeta Khare, Archana Kumar, Gopa Banerjee, Nitya Verma, Mastan Singh
Limited specific data and investigations are available for the diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) in paediatrics cancer patients. Three non-invasive tests; Platelia Aspergillus EIA for galactomannan (GM), β-D-glucan (BDG) assay and pan-fungal real-time PCR for fungal DNA in blood were evaluated. One hundred twenty-five paediatrics cancer patients at the high risk of IFI were enrolled. Single blood and serum samples were evaluated by all the three methods. Patients were classified into 10 proven, 52 probable and 63 no IFI cases in accordance with EORTC MSG 2008 revised guidelines...
November 16, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862414/epidemiology-and-cost-implications-of-candidemia-a-6-year-analysis-from-a-developing-country
#13
Aysegul Ulu Kilic, Emine Alp, Fatma Cevahir, Zeynep Ture, Nuran Yozgat
Surveillance of candidemia is essential to monitor trends in species distribution and change in the incidence and antifungal resistance. In this study, we aimed to investigate prevalence, resistance rates, antifungal utilization and costs. A 6-year retrospective analysis of the data belonging to patients with candidemia hospitalized between 2010 and 2016 was performed. The annual usage of fluconazole and caspofungin and the usage of these antifungals in different units were described in defined daily doses (DDD) per 1000 patient days...
November 9, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862383/a-comparative-study-of-three-extraction-protocols-of-dna-from-nails-potential-use-in-the-diagnosis-of-onychomycoses
#14
T Kotrotsiou, A Chatzimichaloglou, A Nasr, E Spandou, A Patsatsi, D Sotiriadis, T-A Vyzantiadis
Molecular techniques can be useful adjuncts to the diagnosis of onychomycoses. However, the nail presents difficulties in the extraction of its DNA. The comparison of three extraction protocols of DNA from nails and their ranking for possible use in the molecular diagnosis of onychomycoses are described. Extraction was performed on weighed nail clippings of equal size from positive (31) or negative (14) samples, according to the culture result. At Prot1, the extraction was performed according to Tahir and Watson, with an additional step implementing silica columns...
November 9, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562016/economic-evaluation-of-azoles-as-primary-prophylaxis-for-the-prevention-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-spanish-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
#15
Carlos Solano, Monica Slavin, Alissa J Shaul, David I Marks, Catherine Cordonnier, Oliver A Cornely, Antonio Pagliuca, Lael Cragin, Isidro Jarque, Carolina Garcia-Vidal, Sonja Sorensen, David J Vanness, Claudie Charbonneau, Jon Andoni Barrueta, Carmen Peral, Marina De Salas-Cansado, Eric J Bow
Patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) are at risk of developing invasive fungal infections (IFIs). Even with introduction of oral triazole antifungal agents (fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole) IFI-associated morbidity and mortality rates and economic burden remain high. Despite their proven efficacy, it is currently unknown which is the most cost-effective antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) agent. To determine the costs and outcomes associated with AFP, a decision-analytic model was used to simulate treatment in a hypothetical cohort of 1000 patients undergoing alloHSCT from the perspective of the Spanish National Health System...
February 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470138/radiologic-findings-of-fusarium-pneumonia-in-neutropenic-patients
#16
Claudia Sassi, Marta Stanzani, Russell E Lewis, Nicola Vianelli, Andrea Tarsi, Antonio Poerio, Michele Cavo, Giuseppe Battista
In neutropenic patients, lungs are involved in 50%-80% of cases of fusariosis, but imaging of pulmonary fusariosis has been previously described as indistinguishable from other invasive mould diseases. Our attempt was to identify a radiological pattern that may distinguish pulmonary fusariosis from other mould diseases. We examined the CT findings of nine neutropenic haematology patients with invasive fusariosis. As control group for comparison, we examined 14 invasive mould diseases (11 aspergillosis, 3 mucormycosis) in haematology patients with similar underlying disease and timing of CT imaging...
February 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921345/thank-you-to-reviewers
#17
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January 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633849/molecular-identification-antifungal-resistance-and-virulence-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-and-cryptococcus-deneoformans-isolated-in-seville-spain
#18
Sara Gago, Carmen Serrano, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Isabel Cuesta, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos, Ana Isabel Aller, Alicia Gómez-López, Emilia Mellado
Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the leading causes of death in HIV/AIDS patients. Our aim was to in order to characterise the epidemiology, antifungal susceptibility pattern and virulence of 28 Cyptococcus sp. strains recovered from 12 AIDS patients during two years in a Spanish single institution. Antifungal susceptibility testing was performed according to the CLSI protocols. Clinical strains were molecularly characterised by serotyping, mating type, PCR fingerprinting (M13 and GACA4 microsatellites) and analysis of two rDNA regions (IGS1 and ITS)...
January 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625302/prevalence-and-lethality-among-patients-with-histoplasmosis-and-aids-in-the-midwest-region-of-brazil
#19
Thaísa C Silva, Carolina M Treméa, Ana Laura S A Zara, Ana Flávia Mendonça, Cássia S M Godoy, Carolina R Costa, Lúcia K H Souza, Maria R R Silva
Histoplasmosis is a systemic mycosis that is considered an important public health problem. In this work, we performed a descriptive, observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study with a secondary data analysis of medical records from 2000 to 2012 at a tertiary hospital. The study sample consisted of 275 patients with laboratory-confirmed Disseminated Histoplasmosis (DH)/AIDS. The results showed that the prevalence of DH associated with AIDS was 4.4%. The majority of patients were young adult men with fever in 84...
January 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561904/geographic-distribution-of-patients-affected-by-cryptococcus-neoformans-cryptococcus-gattii-species-complexes-meningitis-pigeon-and-tree-populations-in-southern-brazil
#20
Tallulah Spina-Tensini, Marisol Dominguez Muro, Flávio Queiroz-Telles, Isabella Strozzi, Samia Talise Moraes, Ricardo Rasmussen Petterle, Marcelo Vettorello, Claudia Staudacher, Luiz Alberto Lopes Miguez, Sérgio Monteiro de Almeida
Cryptococcal meningitis is mainly caused by members of the C. neoformans/C. gattii species complexes. The ecological niches of Cryptococcus species have extensively been studied, but its epidemiological relationship with meningitis cases is still unknown. In this study, we estimate the relationship between cryptococcal meningitis cases and tree and pigeon populations, the classical niches of members of C. neoformans/C. gattii sensu lato. We analysed the records of every patient whose cerebrospinal fluid culture yielded Cryptococcus spp...
January 2017: Mycoses
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