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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523422/usefulness-of-the-non-conventional-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-to-assess-candida-virulence
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Marcelo Ortega-Riveros, Iker De-la-Pinta, Cristina Marcos-Arias, Guillermo Ezpeleta, Guillermo Quindós, Elena Eraso
Invasive candidiasis is caused mainly by Candida albicans, but other Candida species have increasing etiologies. These species show different virulence and susceptibility levels to antifungal drugs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the usefulness of the non-conventional model Caenorhabditis elegans to assess the in vivo virulence of seven different Candida species and to compare the virulence in vivo with the in vitro production of proteinases and phospholipases, hemolytic activity and biofilm development capacity...
May 18, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515716/antifungal-activity-of-the-biphosphinic-cyclopalladate-c7a-against-candida-albicans-yeast-forms-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Julian E Muñoz, Diego C P Rossi, Kelly Ishida, Cristina C Spadari, Marcia S C Melhem, Daniel M Garcia, Antonio C F Caires, Carlos P Taborda, Elaine G Rodrigues
Vulvovaginal and invasive candidiasis are frequent conditions in immunosuppressed individuals caused by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida spp. Fluconazole and Amphotericin B are the main drugs used to fight the infection. However, resistance to fluconazole and other azole antifungal drugs is an important clinical problem that encourages the search for new therapeutic alternatives. In this work, we evaluate the antifungal activity of the biphosphinic cyclopalladate C7a in the in vitro and in vivo model...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506303/erratum-to-contribution-of-candida-biomarkers-and-dna-detection-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-icu-patients-with-severe-abdominal-conditions
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Cristóbal León, Sergio Ruiz-Santana, Pedro Saavedra, Carmen Castro, Ana Loza, Ismail Zakariya, Alejandro Úbeda, Manuel Parra, Desirée Macías, José Ignacio Tomás, Antonio Rezusta, Alejandro Rodríguez, Frederic Gómez, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
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May 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501934/cx-4945-the-protein-kinase-ck2-inhibitor-and-anti-cancer-drug-shows-anti-fungal-activity
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Maciej Masłyk, Monika Janeczko, Aleksandra Martyna, Konrad Kubiński
CX-4945 is a selective inhibitor of protein kinase CK2 exhibiting clinical significance. Its antitumor properties arise from the abrogation of CK2-mediated pro-survival cellular pathways. The presented data reveal the influence of CX-4945 on the growth of yeast cells showing variable potency against Saccharomyces cerevisiae deletion strains with different contents of CK2 subunits. The catalytic subunit CK2α appears to sensitize yeast to the CX-4945 action. Moreover, the compound suppresses hyphal growth and cell adhesion of Candida albicans, thereby abolishing some hallmarks of invasiveness of the pathogen...
May 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501465/candiduria-evidence-based-approach-to-management-are-we-there-yet
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W A Alfouzan, R Dhar
Candiduria is considered one of the most controversial issues in patient management. Neither the diagnosis nor the optimal treatment options are standardized. This is further complicated by lack of defined laboratory criteria for diagnosis as most of the studies were set for bacterial rather than fungal urinary tract infection (UTI). Furthermore, since Candida species is a known commensal of the genitourinary tract its presence in the urine sample adds ambiguity to making a definitive diagnosis of candidal UTI...
May 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499959/impact-of-initial-empirical-antifungal-agents-on-the-outcome-of-critically-ill-patients-with-invasive-candidiasis-analysis-of-the-china-scan-study
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Na Cui, Hao Wang, Haibo Qiu, Ruoyu Li, Dawei Liu
The effect of different empirical antifungal agents on the clinical outcome of critically ill patients with invasive candidiasis (IC) has not been fully elucidated. In this study, 136 patients with proven IC who received empirical therapy in the China-SCAN multicentre study were retrospectively analysed. Initial empirical antifungal monotherapy consisted of a triazole [fluconazole (n = 61), voriconazole (n = 20) or itraconazole (n = 12)] or an echinocandin (n = 43). Hospital mortality as the primary outcome and global responses (clinical and microbiological) were assessed...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483525/the-two-transmembrane-regions-of-candida-albicans-dfi1-contribute-to-its-biogenesis
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Sanna E Herwald, Paola C Zucchi, Shumin Tan, Carol A Kumamoto
The opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans forms invasive filaments that grow into host tissues during disease. The glycosylated, integral plasma membrane protein Dfi1 is important for invasive filamentation in a laboratory model, and for lethality in murine disseminated candidiasis. However, Dfi1 topology and essential domains for Dfi1 biogenesis were undefined. Sequence analysis predicted that Dfi1 contains two transmembrane regions, located near the N- and C-termini. In this communication, we show that Dfi1 remains an integral membrane protein despite deletion of either predicted transmembrane region, whereas deletion of both regions results in a soluble protein...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469041/hepatosplenic-candidiasis-without-prior-documented-candidemia-an-underrecognized-diagnosis
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Joffrey van Prehn, C Willemien Menke-van der Houven van Oordt, Madelon L de Rooij, Ellen Meijer, Marije K Bomers, Karin van Dijk
INTRODUCTION: Patients with a history of chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation (SCT) and prolonged neutropenia are at risk for hepatic and/or splenic seeding of Candida. In our experience, hepatosplenic candidiasis (HSC) without documented candidemia often remains unrecognized. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe three cases of HSC without documented candidemia and the challenges in establishing the diagnosis and adequately treating this condition. The first patient had a history of SCT for treatment of breast cancer and was scheduled for hemihepatectomy for suspected liver metastasis...
May 3, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459966/efficacy-of-anidulafungin-in-539-patients-with-invasive-candidiasis-a-patient-level-pooled-analysis-of-six-clinical-trials
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Bart Jan Kullberg, José Vasquez, Piroon Mootsikapun, Marcio Nucci, José-Artur Paiva, Jorge Garbino, Jean Li Yan, Jalal Aram, Maria Rita Capparella, Umberto Conte, Haran Schlamm, Robert Swanson, Raoul Herbrecht
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of anidulafungin for the treatment of candidaemia and invasive candidiasis in a large dataset, including patients with deep-seated tissue candidiasis, neutropenia and infection due to non- albicans Candida species. Methods: Data were pooled from six prospective, multicentre, multinational studies: four open-label, non-comparative studies of anidulafungin and two double-blind, double-dummy, randomized studies of anidulafungin versus caspofungin (clinical trial registrations: NCT00496197, NCT00548262, NCT00537329, NCT00689338, NCT00806351 and NCT00805740; ClinicalTrials...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458871/candida-parapsilosis-associated-with-cervical-necrotizing-fasciitis-and-descending-mediastinitis
#10
Chung-Ching Lee, Wing-Kei Choi, Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan
BACKGROUND: This report presents an immunocompetent lady suffering from Candida parapsilosis associated with polybacterial cervical necrotizing fasciitis and descending mediastinitis. A literature review and management of invasive candidiasis is discussed. METHODS: A 57-year-old healthy lady presented with cervical necrotizing fasciitis and descending mediastinitis. She was promptly managed with emergency debridement. Both blood and tissue culture yielded multiple microorganisms including C...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450687/thymoma-with-immunodeficiency-good-syndrome-associated-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Shunsuke Takai, Asako Tagawa, Tomoko Ogawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Noriko Saito, Shinya Okada
Good syndrome is a rare condition in which thymoma is associated with hypogammaglobulinemia; it is characterized by repeated respiratory or systemic infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi, as well as with various autoimmune disorders such as pure red cell aplasia. A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with ptosis and abdominal muscle weakness. Based on the presence of anti-acetylcholine receptor (Ach-R) antibodies, she was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). At that time, invasive thymoma of Masaoka stage IVa was also detected...
April 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437670/a-case-report-of-invasive-candidiasis-and-fungal-osteomyelitis-mimicking-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-recurrence-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-following-transoral-robotic-surgery
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Hong Yu Tan, Jenny Guek-Hong Low, Elizabeth Roche, Hiang Khoon Tan
INTRODUCTION: Transoral robotic surgery(TORS) for the excision of oropharyngeal tumour is increasingly considered for its lower rates of postoperative complications and better functional outcomes. However, we report a case of invasive candidiasis in an immunocompetent patient with previous radiation therapy years ago who underwent TORS recently. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55year old Chinese female with previous radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosed in 1986 underwent wide excision of a newly diagnosed oropharyngeal carcinoma with TORS...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422065/detection-of-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infection-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Eric Levesque, Fadi Rizk, Zaid Noorah, Nawel Aït-Ammar, Catherine Cordonnier-Jourdin, Sarra El Anbassi, Christine Bonnal, Daniel Azoulay, Jean-Claude Merle, Françoise Botterel
Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are complications after liver transplantation involving high morbidity and mortality. (1,3)-β-d-glucan (BG) is a biomarker for IFI, but its utility remains uncertain. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of BG following their diagnosis. Between January 2013 and May 2016, 271 liver transplants were performed in our institution. Serum samples were tested for BG (Fungitell(®), Associates Cape Code Inc., Falmouth, MA, USA) at least weekly between liver transplantation and the discharge of patients...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407828/-clinical-features-of-invasive-candidiasis-and-risk-factors-for-candida-bloodstream-infection-in-children-a-multicenter-study-in-urumqi-china
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Ai Bi Bai Ai Er Ken, Zhi-Hua Ma, Dai-Qin Xiong, Pei-Ru Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of invasive candidiasis in children and the risk factors for Candida bloodstream infection. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 134 children with invasive candidiasis and hospitalized in 5 tertiary hospitals in Urumqi, China, between January 2010 and December 2015. The Candida species distribution was investigated. The clinical data were compared between the patients with and without Candida bloodstream infection...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397466/absolute-eosinophil-count-was-significantly-associated-with-serum-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-in-patients-with-invasive-fungal-infections
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Pengfei Zhu, Jun Lv, Yongkui Kong, Hui Xu, Liang Ming
BACKGROUND: Measurement of serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan has emerged as an important diagnostic strategy for invasive fungal infections (IFI). Previous studies suggested that the eosinophil count would be related with the value of serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan. METHODS: 572 blood samples obtained from 126 patients at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were analyzed. The unsuitable samples were excluded according to the patient selection. RESULTS: In our study, we found that in the 572 cumulative results, the absolute eosinophil count was significantly associated with the value of (1,3)-β-D-glucan (r = 0...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396417/enterococcus-faecalis-bacteriocin-entv-inhibits-hyphal-morphogenesis-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-of-candida-albicans
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Carrie E Graham, Melissa R Cruz, Danielle A Garsin, Michael C Lorenz
Enterococcus faecalis, a Gram-positive bacterium, and Candida albicans, a fungus, occupy overlapping niches as ubiquitous constituents of the gastrointestinal and oral microbiome. Both species also are among the most important and problematic, opportunistic nosocomial pathogens. Surprisingly, these two species antagonize each other's virulence in both nematode infection and in vitro biofilm models. We report here the identification of the E. faecalis bacteriocin, EntV, produced from the entV (ef1097) locus, as both necessary and sufficient for the reduction of C...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395369/antibiotics-prescriptions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-how-to-overcome-everyday-challenges
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D Donà, E Mozzo, V Mardegan, U Trafojer, P Lago, S Salvadori, E Baraldi, C Giaquinto
Antimicrobial prescriptions in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) represent a point of concern for the emergence of MDROs and for morbidity associated with prolonged antibiotic exposure (e.g., invasive candidiasis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and late-onset sepsis). Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have shown to be a valuable tool for the prevention of resistance with the goals of optimizing clinical outcomes while decreasing unnecessary prescribing. The most frequent ASP strategies include the correct collection and interpretation of microbiological specimens, prescription of the narrowest-spectrum antibiotic appropriate for a particular case, and de-escalation or discontinuation of therapy in defined situations...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395217/novel-alkylated-azoles-as-potent-antifungals
#18
Sanjib K Shrestha, Atefeh Garzan, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
Fluconazole (FLC) is the drug of choice when it comes to treat fungal infections such as invasive candidiasis in humans. However, the widespread use of FLC has resulted in the development of resistance to this drug in various fungal strains and, simultaneously has occasioned the need for new antifungal agents. Herein, we report the synthesis of 27 new FLC derivatives along with their antifungal activity against a panel of 13 clinically relevant fungal strains. We also explore their toxicity against mammalian cells, their hemolytic activity, as well as their mechanism of action...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382028/notable-increasing-trend-in-azole-non-susceptible-candida-tropicalis-causing-invasive-candidiasis-in-china-august-2009-to-july-2014-molecular-epidemiology-and-clinical-azole-consumption
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Xin Fan, Meng Xiao, Kang Liao, Timothy Kudinha, He Wang, Li Zhang, Xin Hou, Fanrong Kong, Ying-Chun Xu
Objectives: To report the notable increasing trends of C. tropicalis antifungal resistance in the past 5 years, and explore molecular epidemiology, and the relationship between clinical azoles consumption and increased resistance rate. Methods: Between August 2009 and July 2014, 507 non-duplicated C. tropicalis isolates causing invasive candidiasis were collected from 10 hospitals in China. The in vitro antifungal susceptibility of nine common agents was determined by Sensititre YeastOne™ using current available species-specific clinical breakpoint (CBPs) or epidemiological cut-off values (ECVs)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378240/candida-albicans-germ-tube-antibody-evaluation-of-a-new-automatic-assay-for-diagnosing-invasive-candidiasis-in-icu-patients
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Manuel Parra-Sánchez, Ismail Zakariya-Yousef Breval, Carmen Castro Méndez, Silvia García-Rey, Ana Loza Vazquez, Alejandro Úbeda Iglesias, Desiree Macías Guerrero, Ana Romero Mejías, Cristobal León Gil, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
Testing for Candida albicans germ-tube antibody IFA IgG assay (CAGTA) is used to detect invasive candidiasis infection. However, most suitable assays lack automation and rapid single-sample testing. The CAGTA assay was adapted in an automatic monotest system (invasive candidiasis [CAGTA] VirClia(®) IgG monotest (VirClia(®)), a chemiluminescence assay with ready-to-use reagents that provides a rapid objective result. CAGTA assay was compared with the monotest automatic VirClia(®) assay in order to establish the diagnostic reliability, accuracy, and usefulness of this method...
April 4, 2017: Mycopathologia
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