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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087293/first-itraconazole-resistant-aspergillus-fumigatus-clinical-isolate-harbouring-a-g54e-substitution-in-cyp51ap-in-south-america
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Florencia Leonardelli, Laura Theill, María Elena Nardin, Daiana Macedo, Catiana Dudiuk, Emilce Mendez, Soledad Gamarra, Guillermo Garcia-Effron
BACKGROUND: A 27-year-old male rural worker was admitted with a fungal keratitis due to an injury involving plant detritus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specimens were collected for microscopy examination and culture. The isolate was identified by morphological and molecular criteria. Susceptibility testing was performed using CLSI methods. CYP51A gene was PCR amplified and sequenced. RESULTS: An Aspergillus fumigatus strain resistant to itraconazole (MIC>8μg/ml) was isolated...
January 10, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081878/-isolated-renal-mucormycosis-in-a-critically-ill-patient
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Montserrat Vallverdú Vidal, Silvia Iglesias Moles, Meritxell Palomera Fernandez, Mercedes Palomar Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081877/-characterisation-of-cryptococcus-isolates-in-uruguay
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Mauricio Carbia, Patricia Perera, Zaida Arteta, Elisa Cabeza, Raquel Ballesté, Elbio Gezuele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081876/fluoroquinolone-therapy-could-influence-the-clinical-signs-of-pulmonary-coccidioidomycosis
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René Agustín Flores-Franco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939578/disseminated-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-with-detectable-bis-methylthio-gliotoxin-and-negative-galactomannan
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Matxalen Vidal-García, Pilar Sáncehez-Chueca, María Pilar Domingo, Carlos Ballester, Lourdes Roc, Isabel Ferrer, María José Revillo, Julián Pardo, Eva María Gálvez, Antonio Rezusta
BACKGROUND: Disseminated invasive aspergillosis is an exceptional finding in immunocompetent hosts. As in immunocompromised patients, it has high mortality rates. Early diagnostic methods are required in order to properly manage the patient. Bis(methylthio)gliotoxin (bmGT) is a novel biomarker, useful in onco-hematological patients. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old male, with non-insulin dependent type II diabetes mellitus and a past surgery history of aortic valve replacement with coronary by-pass five years ago, was seen in the emergency department with blurred vision...
December 8, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864011/molecular-characterization-of-candida-isolates-from-intensive-care-unit-patients-krakow-poland
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Marianna Małek, Paulina Paluchowska, Bożena Bogusz, Alicja Budak
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades, Candida species have emerged as important pathogens in immunocompromised patients. Nosocomial infections are mainly of endogenous origin. Nevertheless, some cases of exogenous candidiasis have also been reported. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the genetic relatedness between Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei and Candida kefyr isolates recovered from intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
November 15, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810263/multiplex-pcr-designed-to-differentiate-species-within-the-candida-glabrata-complex
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Catiana Dudiuk, Soraya E Morales-López, Virginia Podesta, Daiana Macedo, Florencia Leonardelli, Roxana G Vitale, María E Tosello, Matías S Cabeza, Marisa Biasoli, Soledad Gamarra, Guillermo Garcia-Effron
BACKGROUND: No phenotypic methods are available to unequivocally differentiate species within the Candida glabrata complex. AIMS: To develop a new multiplex PCR method to differentiate between the three species of the C. glabrata species complex, as well as using it to study a C. glabrata collection to discover strains of the newly described species. METHODS: The method was developed based on the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequence differences between the species...
October 31, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810262/epidemiology-of-candida-isolates-from-intensive-care-units-in-colombia-from-2010-to-2013
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Gabriel Motoa, Juan Sebastián Muñoz, José Oñate, Christian José Pallares, Cristhian Hernández, María Virginia Villegas
BACKGROUND: The frequency of Candida isolates as a cause of hospital infections has risen in recent years, leading to high rates of morbidity and mortality. The knowledge of the epidemiology of those hospital acquired fungal infections is essential to implement an adequate antifungal therapy. AIMS: To describe the epidemiology of Candida infections in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) from a surveillance network in Colombia. METHODS: Information was collected from the microbiology laboratories of 20 tertiary healthcare institutions from 10 Colombian cities using the Whonet® software version 5...
October 31, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810261/effect-of-paecilomyces-lilacinus-trichoderma-harzianum-and-trichoderma-virens-fungal-extracts-on-the-hatchability-of-ancylostoma-eggs
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Bianca Delgado Menezes Hofstätter, Anelise Oliveira da Silva Fonseca, Fernando de Souza Maia Filho, Julia de Souza Silveira, Beatriz Maroneze Persici, Luciana Pötter, Andressa Silveira, Zaida Inês Antoniolli, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira
BACKGROUND: Ancylostoma species have demanded attention due to their zoonotic potential. The use of anthelmintics is the usual method to prevent environmental contamination by Ancylostoma eggs and larvae. Nematophagous fungi have been widely used in their biological control due to the fungus ability to capture and digest free nematode forms. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of four different fungal extracts of Paecilomyces lilacinus (n=2), Trichoderma harzianum (n=1) and Trichoderma virens (n=1) isolates on the hatchability of Ancylostoma eggs...
October 31, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769740/epico-3-0-management-of-non-neutropenic-patients-in-medical-wards
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Ricardo Ferrer, Rafael Zaragoza, Alejandro H Rodríguez, Emilio Maseda, Pedro Llinares, Santiago Grau, Francisco Álvarez-Lerma, Guillermo Quindós, Miguel Salavert, Rafael Huarte
BACKGROUND: Although the management of invasive fungal infection (IFI) has improved, a number of controversies persist regarding the approach to invasive fungal infection in non-neutropenic medical ward patients. AIMS: To identify the essential clinical knowledge to elaborate a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus necessary for the management of IFI in non-neutropenic medical ward patients. METHODS: A prospective, Spanish questionnaire, which measures consensus through the Delphi technique, was anonymously answered and e-mailed by 30 multidisciplinary national experts, all specialists (intensivists, anesthesiologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists and specialists in infectious diseases) in IFI and belonging to six scientific national societies...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751781/epico-3-0-empirical-antifungal-therapy-in-critically-ill-hematology-patients
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Pedro Llinares, Isabel Ruiz, Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Alejandro H Rodríguez, Emilio Maseda, Santiago Grau
BACKGROUND: Although in the past decade the management of invasive fungal infections has improved, a number of controversies persist regarding empirical antifungal treatment in critically-ill hematology patients. AIMS: To identify key clinical knowledge to elaborate a set of recommendations, with a high level of consensus, necessary for the approach to fungal infections in critically-ill hematology patients. METHODS: A Spanish prospective questionnaire, which measures consensus through the Delphi technique, was anonymously answered and e-mailed by 30 multidisciplinary national experts, all specialists in fungal invasive infections from six scientific national societies; intensivists, anesthesiologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists and specialists in infectious diseases...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746090/-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-in-vitro-susceptibility-in-candidaemia-due-to-non-candida-albicans-species
#12
Elena M Marín Martínez, Ana Isabel Aller García, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) has increased in recent years due to there being a greater number of risk factors. IFI caused by Candida is the most frequent, and although Candida albicans is the most isolated species, there is currently a decrease of C. albicans and an increase of other species of the genus. AIMS: To analyse the epidemiology, risk factors, and antifungal susceptibility of blood culture isolates of non-C.albicans Candida species in our hospital in the last 12years...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746089/is-epidemic-of-sporotrichosis-in-abancay-peru-caused-by-zoonotic-transmission-of-sporothrix
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LETTER
Max Carlos Ramírez Soto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663097/-standardisation-and-validation-of-an-hplc-method-for-determining-serum-posaconazole-levels-in-colombia
#14
Diego H Cáceres, Juan David Zapata, Sinar D Granada, Luz E Cano, Tonny W Naranjo
BACKGROUND: Colombia currently does not have a specialised service for measuring antifungal levels in serum, which is of prime importance for the proper treatment and correct management of invasive fungal infections. AIMS: To standardise and validate a simple, sensitive, and specific protocol, based on high performance liquid chromatography, complying with the parameters recommended by the Food and Drug Administration, to detect, identify, and quantify serum concentrations of posaconazole...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639540/-erratum-to-use-of-molecular-typing-tools-for-the-study-of-hospital-outbreaks-of-candidemia
#15
Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Pilar Escribano, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568645/-acute-candida-myocarditis-in-a-critical-care-patient
#16
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Mar Miralbés Torner, Ana Isabel Abó Rivera, Montserrat Vallverdú Vidal, Mercedes Palomar Martínez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473608/-pityriasis-versicolor-mimicking-trichostasis-spinulosa
#17
LETTER
Tamara Gracia-Cazaña, María Pilar Sánchez Salas, Esteban Padgett, Gorka Muñiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468641/flammulina-velutipes-an-option-for-alperujo-use
#18
Maximiliano Rugolo, Laura Levin, Bernardo Ernesto Lechner
BACKGROUND: Two-phase olive-mill wastes (or "alperujo") exhibit highly phytotoxic properties, mainly due to phenols. A valuable option for alperujo is its agricultural use, provided that no phytotoxic effects occur. AIMS: The present investigation was aimed at evaluating the efficacy of two strains of the lignin-degrading fungus Flammulina velutipes to colonize alperujo in order to produce edible mushrooms and to achieve its detoxification. METHODS: Some important cultural characters related to mushroom production (earliness, biological efficiency and quality of basidiomes) were estimated...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461998/new-record-of-scedosporium-dehoogii-from-chile-phylogeny-and-susceptibility-profiles-to-classic-and-novel-putative-antifungal-agents
#19
Eduardo Alvarez, Camila Sanhueza
BACKGROUND: Scedosporium species are considered emerging agents causing illness in immunocompromised patients. In Chile, only Scedosporium apiospermum, Scedosporium boydii and Lomentospora prolificans haven been reported previously. AIMS: The study aimed to characterize genetically Scedosporium dehoogii strains from Chilean soil samples, and assessed the antifungal susceptibility profile to classic and novel putative antifungal molecules. METHODS: In 2014, several samples were obtained during a survey of soil fungi in urban areas from Chile...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453395/a-case-of-central-nervous-system-infection-due-to-cladophialophora-bantiana
#20
A Serda Kantarcioglu, Josep Guarro, G Sybren de Hoog, Hulya Apaydin, Nuri Kiraz, Ilker Inanç Balkan, Resat Ozaras
BACKGROUND: Cladophialophora bantiana is a melanised mold with a pronounced tropism for the central nervous system, almost exclusively causing human brain abscesses. CASE REPORT: We describe a case of cerebral infection by this fungus in an otherwise healthy 28-year-old coal-miner. Environmental occurrence, route of entry, and incubation period of this fungus are unknown, but our case is informative in that the first symptoms occurred about eight weeks after known traumatic inoculation...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
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