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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597394/invasive-candidiasis-in-brescia-italy-analysis-of-species-distribution-and-antifungal-susceptibilities-during-seven-years
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M A De Francesco, G Piccinelli, M Gelmi, F Gargiulo, G Ravizzola, G Pinsi, L Peroni, C Bonfanti, A Caruso
The aims of this study were to evaluate the epidemiology of nosocomial candidemia in a large teaching hospital in Brescia, Italy, and the in vitro antifungal susceptibility of isolates. We analyzed 196 isolates causing fungemia in patients admitted in our hospital, between January 2009 and December 2015. Strains were identified by VITEK 2 and MALDI-TOF MS. MICs were determined by Sensititre Yeast OneTM. The resistance was defined by using the revised CLSI breakpoints/epidemiological cutoff values to assign susceptibility or wild type to systemic antifungal agents...
June 8, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587831/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-adult-patients-with-persistent-candidemia
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Seung Ji Kang, Seong Eun Kim, Uh Jin Kim, Hee-Chang Jang, Kyung-Hwa Park, Jong Hee Shin, Sook In Jung
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical characteristics and risk factors for mortality in adults with persistent candidemia. METHODS: All patients ≥18 years old with candidemia in two Korean tertiary hospitals from 2007 to 2014 were investigated. Persistent candidemia was defined as isolation of the same Candida species ≥5 days after initiation of antifungal therapy. Non-persistent candidemia was defined as candidemia persisting for ≤3 days after initiation of antifungal therapy...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578431/antibodies-against-a-%C3%AE-glucan-protein-complex-of-candida-albicans-and-its-potential-as-indicator-of-protective-immunity-in-candidemic-patients
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Antonella Torosantucci, Mario Tumbarello, Carla Bromuro, Paola Chiani, Brunella Posteraro, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Roberto Cauda, Antonio Cassone
Sera from candidemic and non-candidemic subjects were examined for antibodies against the cell wall β1,3- and β1,6-glucans, as well as the β-glucan-associated protein MP65 of Candida species. Although antibodies against each of the above components were detected in all subjects, candidemic patients had lower antibody titers against β1,3-glucan, but higher antibody titers against β1,6-glucan and MP65, than non-candidemic subjects. The elevated levels of anti-β1,6-glucan and -MP65 antibodies found in candidemic patients were independent on the patient risk category, APACHE II score, presence of co-morbidities, β1,3-glucanemia level, Candida isolate, and antifungal treatment...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573191/invasive-candida-infections-in-liver-transplant-recipients-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-mortality
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Matteo Bassetti, Maddalena Peghin, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi, Maria Merelli, Filippo Ansaldi, Cecilia Trucchi, Cristiano Alicino, Assunta Sartor, Joost Wauters, Katrien Lagrou, Carlo Tascini, Francesco Menichetti, Alessio Mesini, Francesco G De Rosa, Leonel Lagunes, Jordi Rello, Arnaldo L Colombo, Antonio Vena, Patricia Munoz, Mario Tumbarello, Gabriele Sganga, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Claudio Viscoli
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among liver transplant recipients (LTRs). In this patient population, invasive Candida infections (ICIs) account for the large majority of cases. To date, only small studies and case-series analysing clinical presentation and risk factors for mortality in LTRs with ICIs are available. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter multinational study in 10 centers in Europe and Brazil...
May 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559266/an-immunomodulatory-peptide-that-confers-protection-in-an-experimental-candidemia-murine-model
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Camila G Freitas, Stella M F Lima, Mirna S Freire, Ana Paula C Cantuária, Nelson G O Júnior, Tatiane S Santos, Jéssica S Folha, Suzana M Ribeiro, Simoni C Dias, Taia M B Rezende, Patrícia Albuquerque, André M Nicola, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Robert E W Hancock, Octávio L Franco, Maria Sueli S Felipe
Fungal Candida species are commensals present in the mammalian skin and mucous membranes. Candida spp. are capable of breaching the epithelial barrier of immuno-compromised patients with neutrophil and cell-mediated immune dysfunctions, and it can also disseminate to multiple organs through the bloodstream. Here we examined the action of innate defence regulator (IDR)-1018, a 12-aminoacid residue peptide derived from bovine bactenecin (Bac2A), showed weak antifungal and anti-biofilm activity against C. albicans laboratory (ATCC 10231) and a clinical isolate (CI) strains (MICs of 32 μg...
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540018/endogenous-endophthalmitis-after-severe-burn-a-case-report
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Seyedeh Maryam Hosseini, Ali Ahmadabadi, Seyed Hassan Tavousi, Majid Khadem Rezaiyan
PURPOSE: This report describes a rare ocular complication in a burned patient. CASE REPORT: A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our burn center because of full thickness burn of 46% of her total body surface area. On the 23(rd) day of her stay, she complained of pain and decreased visual acuity in the right eye. Examination of this eye revealed panuveitis, dense vitritis, and a large chorioretinal abscess in the macular area; her best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in this eye was hand motion...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527136/factors-influencing-non-albicans-candidemia-a-case-case-control-study
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Diamantis P Kofteridis, Antonis Valachis, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Angeliki M Andrianaki, Athanasia Christidou, Sofia Maraki, Nikolaos A Spernovasilis, George Samonis
The study identified factors predisposing to non-albicans candidemia with special interest to prior antimicrobial treatment. A retrospective, case-case-control study was performed at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece, from November 2007 through September 2011 including adult patients. The study had three groups. The first included 58 patients with non-albicans candidemia, the second 48 with C. albicans candidemia, while the third (control) 104 without candidemia. Each of the two candidemia groups was compared with the control using multivariate logistic regression model...
May 19, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498297/gastrointestinal-colonization-of-candida-albicans-increases-serum-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-without-candidemia-and-worsens-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-sepsis-in-murine-model
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Wimonrat Panpetch, Naraporn Somboonna, Dewi Embong Bulan, Jiraphorn Issara-Amphorn, Navaporn Worasilchai, Malcolm Finkelman, Ariya Chindamporn, Tanapat Palaga, Somying Tumwasorn, Asada Leelahavanichkul
The role of intestinal Candida albicans in bacterial sepsis, in the absence of candidemia, was investigated in murine models. Live C. albicans or normal saline solution (NSS) was administered orally once, followed by 5 days of daily oral antibiotic-mixtures (ATB). Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was then performed to induce sepsis.Fecal Candida was detected by culture only in models with Candida administration. Oral Candida administration with/without ATB enhanced gut-pathogenic bacteria as determined by microbiome analysis...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493896/candidemia-in-the-elderly-what-does-it-change
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Francesco Barchiesi, Elena Orsetti, Sara Mazzanti, Francesca Trave, Aldo Salvi, Cinzia Nitti, Esther Manso
BACKGROUND: Candidemia is a life-threatening fungal infection and it can affect patients of all ages. Characterization of candidemia in the elderly is lacking. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults (≥ 18 years) with candidemia diagnosed in our center in 2010-2015. Demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiologic characteristics, antifungal treatment and outcome were compared between older (≤65 years) and younger (>65 years) patients...
2017: PloS One
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/28444360/role-of-early-onset-neutropenia-in-development-of-candidemia-in-premature-infants
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Nermin Ramy, Mohamed Hashim, Heba Abou Hussein, Happy Sawires, Maha Gaafar, Ayat El Maghraby
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of early-onset neutropenia (EON) on the development of candidemia in premature infants and evaluate other risk factors. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was carried out in a neonatal intensive care unit of Cairo University Hospital. Fifty neutropenic premature infants were matched to 50 non-neutropenics. Subjects were then regrouped into candidemics and non-candidemics to study other risk factors such as central venous catheters, mechanical ventilation, parenteral nutrition, drugs as corticosteroids and others...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439070/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-and-impact-of-therapeutic-strategies-on-the-outcomes-of-children-with-candidemia
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Ming-Horng Tsai, Jen-Fu Hsu, Shih-Ming Chu, Pey-Jium Chang, Mei-Yin Lai, I-Hsyuan Wu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu, Jang-Jih Lu
We aimed to determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of Candida bloodstream infections in children and the impact of therapeutic strategies on outcomes. All pediatric patients with candidemia from a medical center in Taiwan over a 13-year period (2003-2015) were included and a total of 262 patients with 319 episodes of candidemia were analyzed. Overall susceptibility to fluconazole was 86.1%. Cumulative mortality at 7 and 30 days after the first episode of candidemia was 13.4% and 25.2%, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438935/candida-guilliermondii-complex-is-characterized-by-high-antifungal-resistance-but-low-mortality-a-report-on-22-cases-of-candidemia
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Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Felipe Pérez-García, Pilar Escribano, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, Oscar Zaragoza, Belén Padilla, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Benito Almirante, M Teresa Martin-Gómez, Patricia Muñoz, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
Objectives: The objectives of our study were to describe the characteristics of patients infected with C. guilliermondii candidemia and to perform an in-depth microbiological characterization of isolates and compare them with those of patients with C. albicans candidemia.Methods: We described the risk factors and outcome of 22 patients with candidemia caused by C. guilliermondii complex. Incident isolates were identified using molecular techniques, and susceptibility to fluconazole, anidulafungin and micafungin was studied...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419092/a-multi-centric-study-of-candida-bloodstream-infection-in-lima-callao-peru-species-distribution-antifungal-resistance-and-clinical-outcomes
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Lourdes Rodriguez, Beatriz Bustamante, Luz Huaroto, Cecilia Agurto, Ricardo Illescas, Rafael Ramirez, Alberto Diaz, Jose Hidalgo
BACKGROUND: The incidence of candidemia is increasing in developing countries. Very little is known about the epidemiology of candidemia in Peru. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence, microbiology, clinical presentation and outcomes of Candida bloodstream infections in three Lima-Callao hospitals. METHODS: Candida spp. isolates were identified prospectively at participant hospitals between November 2013 and January 2015. Susceptibility testing for amphotericin B, fluconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole and anidulafungin was performed using broth microdilution method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414678/what-the-eyes-don-t-see-the-heart-does-grieve-over
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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394977/-clinical-and-epidemiological-changes-of-candidemia-among-adult-patients-from-2000-to-2013
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Leonardo Siri, Paulette Legarraga, Patricia García, Tamara González, Ricardo Rabagliati
BACKGROUND: Invasive Candida spp. infections have been described more frequently. AIM: To characterize the epidemiological data of candidemia in recent years. METHODS: A retrospective study of adult patients in a University Hospital in Santiago, Chile, with 1 or more documented episodes of candidemia, from January 2000 to December 2013. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty episodes of candidemia were identified in 120 patients, annual incidence of 0...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390391/measuring-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-in-tracheal-aspirate-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-and-serum-for-detection-of-suspected-candida-pneumonia-in-immunocompromised-and-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kang-Cheng Su, Kun-Ta Chou, Yi-Han Hsiao, Ching-Min Tseng, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Yu-Chin Lee, Diahn-Warng Perng, Yu Ru Kou
BACKGROUND: While Candida pneumonia is life-threatening, biomarker measurements to early detect suspected Candida pneumonia are lacking. This study compared the diagnostic values of measuring levels of (1, 3)-β-D-glucan in endotracheal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and serum to detect suspected Candida pneumonia in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. METHODS: This prospective, observational study enrolled immunocompromised, critically ill, and ventilated patients with suspected fungal pneumonia in mixed intensive care units from November 2010 to October 2011...
April 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366609/no-evidence-of-increased-ocular-involvement-in-candidemic-patients-initially-treated-with-echinocandins
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P Muñoz, A Vena, B Padilla, M Valerio, M I Sanchez, M Puig-Asensio, J Fortún, M Fernández-Ruiz, P Merino, J E Losa, A Loza, R A Rivas, E Bouza
Candins are commonly used as initial therapy in patients with candidemia and are known to diffuse poorly into ocular tissue. The aim of our multicenter study was to assess whether eye involvement was more common in patients initially treated with echinocandins. We performed a post hoc analysis of a prospective, multicenter, population-based candidemic surveillance program implemented in Spain during 2010-2011 (CANDIPOP project). Eye involvement was detected in 13 of 168 patients with candidemia (7.7%) who underwent ophthalmoscopy...
February 27, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359611/risk-factors-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-candidemia-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit-in-turkey
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Elif Tukenmez Tigen, Huseyin Bilgin, Hande Perk Gurun, Arzu Dogru, Beste Ozben, Nilgun Cerikcioglu, Volkan Korten
Thirty-six patients with candidemia and 37 control patients were included consecutively to determine the characteristics of candidemia episodes. The patients with candidemia had higher mortality with higher Sequential Organ Failure Assessment scores and frequency of use of a central venous catheter, total parenteral nutrition, and broad-spectrum antibiotics; chronic renal failure with replacement therapy; and longer stay in an intensive care unit. Candida albicans was the predominant species followed by Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, and Candida parapsilosis...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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