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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027030/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fungal-identification-in-histopathology-and-cytopathology-specimens
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V L Kung, R D Chernock, C-A D Burnham
Tools to diagnose fungal infection are microscopic examination, antigen or antibody-based detection tests, molecular diagnostics, and culture, with culture being the "gold standard" for species-level identification. Although these methods are commonly used in concert and yield concordant results, in some cases tissue is not available for culture, and/or different methodologies yield discrepant results. These discrepancies may be clinically significant, causing confusion and inappropriate or delayed initiation of antifungals...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959791/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-a-retrospective-analysis
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A Abdollahi, T Shokohi, N Amirrajab, R Poormosa, A M Kasiri, S J Motahari, S M Ghoreyshi, S A Madani, M Nikkhah, M Ghasemi, L Vahedi Larijani, M Didehdar, Z Seifi, N Gholinejad, M Ilkit
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM) is a rare disease with acute and fulminant manifestation. This infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Herein, we reviewed the manifestations, underlying conditions, medical treatments, and surgical interventions in ROCM patients admitted to a tertiary referral center in northern Iran over a seven-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, 15 cases of ROCM were identified from 2007 to 2013 in Bu Ali Sina Hospital, Sari, Iran...
December 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949416/8th-trends-in-medical-mycology-organised-under-the-auspices-of-eortc-idg-and-ecmm-6-9-october-2017-belgrade-serbia
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September 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922487/pcr-based-detection-of-a-fumigatus-and-absence-of-azole-resistance-due-to-tr34-l98h-in-a-french-multicenter-cohort-of-137-patients-with-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Florent Morio, Eric Dannaoui, Taieb Chouaki, Estelle Cateau, Olivier Malard, Pierre Bonfils, Cyril Page, Xavier Dufour, Claire Cottrel, Tamic Erwan, Rose-Anne Lavergne, Patrice Le Pape
BACKGROUND: Fungal rhinosinusitis has a worldwide distribution, comprises distinct clinical entities but is mostly due to Aspergillus among which A. fumigatus plays a major role in European countries. Although, there is accumulating evidence for the emergence of environmentally acquired-azole resistance in A. fumigatus (such as TR34 /L98H) in various clinical settings, there is few data for patients with fungal rhinosinusitis. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of A...
September 18, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906086/new-formulation-for-topical-treatment-of-onychomycoses
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Elisa M Difonzo, Federica Scarfì, Massimiliano Galeone
BACKGROUND: In order to treat onychomycosis, topical and systemic medications are available. The choice of a systemic or topic treatment depends on numerous factors, such as patient's age, the presence of comorbidity, responsible fungal species, the clinical form of onychomycosis, its location (fingernails or toenails), the number of nails affected and the percentage of the nail plate infected. As for topical medications, given that nail plate has an insufficiently permeable structure, it is necessary to use appropriate formulae that create in the surface of the nail plate a film able, in turn, to function both as an active ingredient's deposit and moisturising agent in nail's superficial layers in order to facilitate the spread of the active ingredient...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904649/harnessing-whole-genome-sequencing-in-medical-mycology
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REVIEW
Christina A Cuomo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Comparative genome sequencing studies of human fungal pathogens enable identification of genes and variants associated with virulence and drug resistance. This review describes current approaches, resources, and advances in applying whole genome sequencing to study clinically important fungal pathogens. RECENT FINDINGS: Genomes for some important fungal pathogens were only recently assembled, revealing gene family expansions in many species and extreme gene loss in one obligate species...
2017: Current Fungal Infection Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872706/candida-bloodstream-infections-in-serbia-first-multi-center-report-of-a-national-prospective-observational-survey-in-intensive-care-units
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Valentina Arsić Arsenijević, Suzana Otašević, Dragana Janić, Predrag Minić, Jovan Matijašević, Deana Medić, Ivanka Savić, Snežana Delić, Suzana Laban Nestorović, Zorica Vasiljević, Mirjana Hadnadjev
Candida bloodstream infections (BSI) are a significant cause of mortality in intensive care units (ICU), hereof the prospective twelve-months (2014-2015) hospital and laboratory-based survey was performed at the Serbian National Reference Medical Mycology Laboratory (NRMML). Candida identification was done by a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and a susceptibility test, according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methodology. Among 9 centers (265 beds; 10...
September 5, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855482/prof-masao-ota
#8
Tomomichi Ono
Masao Ota was a Professor of Dermatology at Tokyo Imperial University. He is known to dermatologists around the world as the researcher who identified Nevus of Ota. He is also known for his research on Hansen's Disease. He was critical of the forced isolation policy and the sterilization law. He dreamt of developing chemotherapeutic measures and dedicated himself to cultivating Mycobacterium leprae. Among his accomplishments, those in the area of medical mycology are particularly remarkable. His discovery of Microsporum ferrugineum, his proposal for Trichophytia pompholyciformis, and his work on Ota-Langeron taxonomy based on the findings on fungus colonies are highly regarded and earned him the Ordre Royale de la Legion D'honneur...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840426/human-infections-with-microsporum-gypseum-complex-nannizzia-gypsea-in-slovenia
#9
Mateja Dolenc-Voljč, Jurij Gasparič
Microsporum gypseum complex is a group of geophillic dermatophytes with a worldwide distribution and is a rare cause of dermatomycoses in humans. The infection most commonly presents as tinea corporis, with some geographical and occupational variations. We studied M. gypseum complex infections in patients examined in the Mycological Laboratory of the Department of Dermatovenereology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, during the period 2000-2015. Diagnosis was confirmed by mycological examination. Skin scales were examined by direct microscopy and cultivated on Sabouraud glucose agar...
August 24, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828321/dicrocoelium-egg-identified-in-an-ancient-cemetery-in-kiasar-archeological-site-northern-iran-dated-back-247-bc-224-ad
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Negar Bizhani, Abdol Motalleb Sharifi, Mohmmad Bagher Rokni, Jean Dupouy Camet, Mostafa Rezaeian, Mohammad Fallah Kiapi, Niloofar Paknezhad, Faezeh Najafi, Gholamreza Mowlavi
BACKGROUND: Along with the newly emergence of paleoparasitology research in Iran, findings of parasites from Northern part of the county have not been reported so far. In this study tracking for the lancet liver fluke dates back 250 BC is addressed. METHODS: Samples were taken from grave crypts of the soil layers attached to the pelvic bones from above-mentioned site in 2015. The laboratory examinations were conducted in the Dept. of Medial Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767050/filamentous-fungal-human-pathogens-from-food-emphasising-aspergillus-fusarium-and-mucor
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REVIEW
R Russell M Paterson, Nelson Lima
Disease caused by filamentous fungal human pathogens (FFHP) is increasing. These organisms cause severe mycoses in immunosuppressed individuals, such as those: (a) with AIDS; (b) having undergone transplantation; and/or (c) undergoing chemotherapy. Immunocompetent people can become infected. Some FFHP are isolated from foods which may be fomites. However, the information concerning particular species on specific food is large, dispersed and difficult to obtain. Reports of filamentous fungi from food/crops and causing human disease are frequently only available in the literature of food mycology/plant pathology and medical mycology, respectively: it is seldom cross-referenced...
August 2, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722596/therapeutic-response-in-adult-patients-with-nonsevere-chronic-paracoccidioidomycosis-treated-with-sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim-a-retrospective-study
#13
Andreia F Nery, Natasha P Crepaldi, Soraya B R S Rossi, Tomoko Tadano, Fabio A Leal-Santos, Rosane Christine Hahn, Valfredo M Menezes, Cor Jesus F Fontes
According to the Brazilian Consensus on Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), itraconazole is the drug of choice for treatment. However, the combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (SMX-TMP) is most commonly used in clinical practice because of its higher availability in the public health services. The aims of this study were to evaluate the therapeutic response of patients with nonsevere chronic PCM to SMX-TMP and highlight the factors related to treatment failure. An adequate therapeutic response was defined as completely improved disease signs and symptoms after medication use for a minimum of 6 months, followed by normalized hematological and biochemical changes, radiological improvements, and negative mycological examination findings...
August 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707751/oral-antifungal-medication-for-toenail-onychomycosis
#14
REVIEW
Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers, Kate Hawke, Linda Guo, George Kerin, Sally Em Bell-Syer, Parker Magin, Sophie V Bell-Syer, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Fungal infection of the toenails, also called onychomycosis, is a common problem that causes damage to the nail's structure and physical appearance. For those severely affected, it can interfere with normal daily activities. Treatment is taken orally or applied topically; however, traditionally topical treatments have low success rates due to the nail's physical properties. Oral treatments also appear to have shorter treatment times and better cure rates. Our review will assist those needing to make an evidence-based choice for treatment...
July 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705753/invasive-fungal-infections-secondary-to-traumatic-injury
#15
REVIEW
Ryan Kronen, Stephen Y Liang, Grant Bochicchio, Kelly Bochicchio, William G Powderly, Andrej Spec
Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a rare but serious complication of traumatic injury. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiology, natural history, mycology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes associated with post-traumatic IFI in military and civilian populations. The epidemiology of post-traumatic IFI is poorly characterized, but incidence appears to be rising. Patients often suffer from severe injuries and require extensive medical interventions. Fungi belonging to the order Mucorales are responsible for most post-traumatic IFI in both civilian and military populations...
September 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688376/molecular-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-pattern-of-non-albicans-candida-species-isolated-from-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
#16
Ziba Abbasi Nejat, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Mahtab Ashrafi Khozani, Aga Fateme Hosseini, Azamsadat Faiazy, Masoome Ekhtiari, Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshenjani
Background: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an important problem due to Candida spp. The aim of this study was molecular identification, phylogenetic analysis, and evaluation of antifungal susceptibility of non-albicans Candida isolates from VVC. Methods: Vaginal secretion samples were collected from 550 vaginitis patients at Sayyad Shirazi Medical and Educational Center of Gorgan (Golestan Province, Iran) from May to October 2015. Samples were analyzed using conventional mycological and molecular approaches...
July 9, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669831/epidemiology-of-antifungal-resistance-in-human-pathogenic-yeasts-current-viewpoint-and-practical-recommendations-for-management
#17
Dimitrios Farmakiotis, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
In this review, we describe the epidemiology and clinical significance of resistance in Candida spp. and other non-Cryptococcus yeasts. The rise in echinocandin resistance, azole resistance and cross-resistance to two or more antifungal classes [multidrug resistance (MDR)] has been a worrisome trend, mainly in US large tertiary and oncology centres, particularly as it relates to Candida glabrata. Candida kefyr is also a concern as it can be resistant to echinocandins and polyenes, especially in patients with haematological malignancies...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661360/the-swiss-society-of-microbiology-small-bugs-big-questions-and-cool-answers
#18
Gilbert Greub, Christof Holliger, Dominique Sanglard, Jacques Schrenzel, Volker Thiel, Patrick Viollier
The Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM) represents around 700 scientists working in the fields of medical (human and veterinary), microbial biotechnology as well as fundamental, environmental, and food microbiology. Five sections: Clinical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Mycology, Prokaryotic Biology, and Virology reflects the main interests of the membership.
December 21, 2016: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570504/amanita-phalloides-mushroom-poisonings-northern-california-december-2016
#19
Kathy T Vo, Martha E Montgomery, S Todd Mitchell, Pieter H Scheerlinck, Daniel K Colby, Kathryn H Meier, Susan Kim-Katz, Ilene B Anderson, Steven R Offerman, Kent R Olson, Craig G Smollin
Amanita phalloides, colloquially known as the "death cap," belongs to the Phalloideae section of the Amanita family of mushrooms and is responsible for most deaths following ingestion of foraged mushrooms worldwide (1). On November 28, 2016, members of the Bay Area Mycological Society notified personnel at the California Poison Control System (CPCS) of an unusually large A. phalloides bloom in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, coincident with the abundant rainfall and recent warm weather. Five days later, CPCS received notification of the first human A...
June 2, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566664/remarkable-works-and-cases-in-the-history-of-medical-mycology-in-japan
#20
REVIEW
Katsutaro Nishimoto
Several pathogenic fungi and cases related to Japanese medical mycologists were reviewed. Trichosporon inkin (as Sarcinomyces inkin) was reported as a pathogen of scrotal lesion by Oho in 1921, and Trichosporon asahii was isolated from generalized keratotic lesions in 1922 by Akagi in Japan. They were once included in Trichophyton beigelii, but then based on revision using DNA molecular technology, were returned to their original names.Microsporum ferrugineum was reported by Ota as a causative dermatophyte of tinea capitis in Japan and surrounding areas...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
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