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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321926/evaluation-of-30-cases-of-mucormycosis-at-a-university-hospital-in-iran
#1
Reza Samarei, Naser Gharebaghi, Salar Zayer
Mucormycosis is a deadly invasive fungal infection and mainly affects immunocompromised patients. To investigate the clinical features of patients who developed mucormycosis and to determine the parameters, which influenced the outcome following mycotic infection. The current investigation retrospectively evaluated the demographic characteristics, clinical features, therapeutic data, as well as the outcomes of treatment in all cases of proven and probable mucormycosis diagnosed from 2002 until 2016 in our hospital...
March 20, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220379/pulmonary-mucormycosis-clinical-features-and-outcomes
#2
Erica Lin, Teng Moua, Andrew H Limper
PURPOSE: Mucormycosis encompasses a group of opportunistic fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes, order Mucorales. Mucormycosis can manifest as rhino-orbito-cerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and disseminated infections. Pulmonary mucormycosis is the second most common presentation. This manuscript characterizes the demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, radiologic findings, therapeutic interventions, and outcome in pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 35 patients with pulmonary mucormycosis from 2000 to 2015...
February 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166302/the-influence-of-different-concentrations-of-bio-organic-fertilizer-on-cucumber-fusarium-wilt-and-soil-microflora-alterations
#3
Nan Huang, Weiwei Wang, Yanlai Yao, Fengxiang Zhu, Weiping Wang, Xiaojuan Chang
Fusarium wilt is one of the main diseases of cucumber, and bio-organic fertilizer has been used to control Fusarium wilt. In this study, a pot experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of bio-organic fertilizer applied at four levels on the suppression of Fusarium wilt disease in cucumber, the soil physico-chemical properties and the microbial communities. In comparison with the control (CK), low concentrations of bio-organic fertilizer (BIO2.5 and BIO5) did not effectively reduce the disease incidence and had little effect on soil microorganisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154489/characterization-of-two-new-records-of-mucoralean-species-isolated-from-gut-of-soldier-fly-larva-in-korea
#4
Thi Thuong Thuong Nguyen, Tham Thi Duong, Hyang Burm Lee
While surveying the diversity of fungi of the order Mucorales, two isolates, EML-PUKI12-1 and EML-PUKI06-1, were obtained from the gut of soldier fly larvae inhabiting the bulrush at a pond located in the Chonnam National University Arboretum, Gwangju, Korea. The isolates were confirmed as Mucor irregularis and Mucor fragilis species, respectively, based on the morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of rDNA internal transcribed spacer region. Such mucoralean species belonging to undiscovered taxa has not previously been described in Korea...
December 2016: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107502/rnai-based-functional-genomics-identifies-new-virulence-determinants-in-mucormycosis
#5
Trung Anh Trieu, María Isabel Navarro-Mendoza, Carlos Pérez-Arques, Marta Sanchis, Javier Capilla, Patricia Navarro-Rodriguez, Loida Lopez-Fernandez, Santiago Torres-Martínez, Victoriano Garre, Rosa María Ruiz-Vázquez, Francisco E Nicolás
Mucorales are an emerging group of human pathogens that are responsible for the lethal disease mucormycosis. Unfortunately, functional studies on the genetic factors behind the virulence of these organisms are hampered by their limited genetic tractability, since they are reluctant to classical genetic tools like transposable elements or gene mapping. Here, we describe an RNAi-based functional genomic platform that allows the identification of new virulence factors through a forward genetic approach firstly described in Mucorales...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101518/is-it-time-to-include-ct-reverse-halo-sign-and-qpcr-targeting-mucorales-in-serum-to-eortc-msg-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-mucormycosis-in-leukemia-patients
#6
Denis Caillot, Stéphane Valot, Ingrid Lafon, Louise Basmaciyan, Marie Lorraine Chretien, Marc Sautour, Laurence Million, Caroline Legouge, Alexandre Payssot, Frédéric Dalle
In 23 leukemia patients with proven (n = 17) or possible (n = 6) pulmonary mucormycosis (PM), the presence of reversed halo sign on computed tomography was strongly associated with the positivity of quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays targeting Mucorales in the serum, confirming the value of these two tools for the diagnosis of PM in this setting.
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007266/aortoventricular-dissociation-and-refractory-fungal-endocarditis-caused-by-a-rare-pathogen-lichtheimia-a-surgical-and-medical-management-strategy
#7
Christopher M Terrien, Niloo M Edwards
We report a rare case of prosthetic valve fungal endocarditis caused by Lichtheimia, a subspecies of the order Mucorales. The patient experienced complicated prosthetic valve endocarditis less than 2 months after uneventful coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and 2 aortic valve replacements. Ultimately surgical management required aortic root replacement and lifelong antimicrobial agents. We believe this is the first case of fungal endocarditis caused by Lichtheimia.
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994475/isavuconazole-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis-and-mucormycosis-current-evidence-safety-efficacy-and-clinical-recommendations
#8
REVIEW
Suganthini Krishnan Natesan, Pranatharthi H Chandrasekar
The majority of invasive mold infections diagnosed in immunocompromised cancer patients include invasive aspergillosis (IA) and mucormycosis. Despite timely and effective therapy, mortality remains considerable. Antifungal agents currently available for the management of these serious infections include triazoles, polyenes, and echinocandins. Until recently, posaconazole has been the only triazole with a broad spectrum of anti-mold activity against both Aspergillus sp. and mucorales. Other clinically available triazoles voriconazole and itraconazole, with poor activity against mucorales, have significant drug interactions in addition to a side effect profile inherent for all triazoles...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918580/correction-gene-expansion-shapes-genome-architecture-in-the-human-pathogen-lichtheimia-corymbifera-an-evolutionary-genomics-analysis-in-the-ancient-terrestrial-mucorales-mucoromycotina
#9
Volker U Schwartze, Sascha Winter, Ekaterina Shelest, Marina Marcet-Houben, Fabian Horn, Stefanie Wehner, Jörg Linde, Vito Valiante, Michael Sammeth, Konstantin Riege, Minou Nowrousian, Kerstin Kaerger, Ilse D Jacobsen, Manja Marz, Axel A Brakhage, Toni Gabaldón, Sebastian Böcker, Kerstin Voigt
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004496.].
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905900/prevalence-clinical-and-economic-burden-of-mucormycosis-related-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-retrospective-study
#10
Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Hongbo Yang, Jinlin Song, Sneha S Kelkar, Xi Yang, Nkechi Azie, Rachel Harrington, Alan Fan, Edward Lee, James R Spalding
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis is a rare but devastating fungal infection primarily affecting immunocompromised patients such as those with hematological malignancy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, and patients with diabetes, and, even more rarely, immunocompetent patients. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and burden, both clinical and economic, of mucormycosis among hospitalized patients in the U.S. METHODS: This is a retrospective study using the Premier Perspective(TM) Comparative Database, with more than 560 participating hospitals covering 104 million patients (January 2005-June 2014)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904061/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mucormycosis-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
#11
Yuki Asano-Mori
The risk of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) is extremely high in patients with hematological malignancies due to the prolonged and profound neutropenia and immunosuppression after chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. There has been increasing interest in mucormycosis despite its relatively uncommon occurrence, because occasional breakthrough infections have been observed under anti-aspergillus prophylaxis. The aggressive nature of mucormycosis easily leads to high mortality because of delays in diagnosis and incorrect treatment decisions, which are due in part to lack of adjunctive diagnostic tools and having similar clinical and radiological features with aspergillosis...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902424/clinical-evaluation-of-a-mucorales-specific-real-time-pcr-assay-in-tissue-and-serum-samples
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Jan Springer, Michaela Lackner, Christian Ensinger, Brigitte Risslegger, Charles Oliver Morton, David Nachbaur, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Hermann Einsele, Werner J Heinz, Juergen Loeffler
Molecular diagnostic assays can accelerate the diagnosis of fungal infections and subsequently improve patient outcomes. In particular, the detection of infections due to Mucorales is still challenging for laboratories and physicians. The aim of this study was to evaluate a probe-based Mucorales-specific real-time PCR assay (Muc18S) using tissue and serum samples from patients suffering from invasive mucormycosis (IMM). This assay can detect a broad range of clinically relevant Mucorales species and can be used to complement existing diagnostic tests or to screen high-risk patients...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880667/the-current-treatment-landscape-other-fungal-diseases-cryptococcosis-fusariosis-and-mucormycosis
#13
Olivier Lortholary, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, John R Perfect
Compared with major invasive mycoses such as aspergillosis and candidiasis, the antifungal stewardship management strategies of other fungal diseases have different opportunities and considerations. Cryptococcosis, fusariosis and mucormycosis are globally prevalent invasive fungal diseases (IFDs), but are not currently included in antifungal prophylaxis guidelines for immunocompromised hosts. Since the implementation of biomarkers as part of diagnostic screening strategies, the concept of pre-emptive antifungal therapy has emerged for these IFDs...
November 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875508/extensive-oral-mucormycosis-in-a-transplanted-patient
#14
Bernar Monteiro Benites, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Claudia Joffily Parahyba, Sergio Samir Arap, Yana Augusta Novis, Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani
Mucormycosis is an invasive fungal disease caused by fungi from the Mucorales order that are found in the soil and decaying organic debris. Mucormycosis has been reported to be the third most common fungal disease in stem cell transplanted patients. The fungi have a tendency for vascular invasion, resulting in thrombi development, which decreases blood supply and leads to extensive tissue necrosis. Here, the authors present a patient of mucormycosis affecting the soft palate, oropharynx, and hypopharynx in a type II diabetic male patient who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation, and the authors further review the literature on oral mucormycosis for the last 10 years...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845850/ct-guided-percutaneous-lung-biopsies-in-patients-with-suspicion-for-infection-may-yield-clinically-useful-information
#15
Brian M Haas, Joshua D Clayton, Brett M Elicker, Karen G Ordovas, David M Naeger
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the frequency and time frame with which CT-guided lung biopsies for suspected infection yield information that can affect patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All CT-guided lung biopsies over a 68-month period performed for the purpose of diagnosing a suspected infection were reviewed to determine the proportion that yielded information affecting patient management. Patients were included if infection was the only consideration causing the pulmonary lesion in question...
February 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807151/identification-of-molds-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#16
REVIEW
Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro
Although to a lesser extent than diagnostic bacteriology, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has recently revolutionized the diagnostic mycology workflow. With regard to filamentous fungi (or molds), the precise recognition of pathogenic species is important for rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment, especially for invasive diseases. This review summarizes the current experience with MALDI-TOF MS-based identification of common and uncommon mold species of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Mucorales, dimorphic fungi, and dermatophytes...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798213/monotherapy-or-combination-therapy-of-isavuconazole-and-micafungin-for-treating-murine-mucormycosis
#17
Teclegiorgis Gebremariam, Nathan P Wiederhold, Abdullah Alqarihi, Priya Uppuluri, Nkechi Azie, John E Edwards, Ashraf S Ibrahim
OBJECTIVES: Previously we demonstrated the benefit of isavuconazole in treating murine mucormycosis due to Rhizopus. We wanted to determine the efficacy of isavuconazole in treating murine mucormycosis caused by Mucor, the second most common cause of the disease. Furthermore, because we previously determined that Rhizopus possesses the target enzyme for echinocandins and micafungin has activity against murine mucormycosis, we compared the activity of combination therapy (isavuconazole + micafungin) with placebo, either drug alone or standard therapy of liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB) in treating pulmonary murine mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus delemar...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769884/coprophilous-mucorales-ex-zygomycota-from-three-areas-in-the-semi-arid-of-pernambuco-brazil
#18
Carlos Alberto Fragoso de Souza, Diogo Xavier Lima, Luciana M S Gurgel, André Luiz Cabral Monteiro de Azevedo Santiago
Mucorales comprises fungi commonly isolated as saprobes from soil, dung, stored grains and plants. Although these fungi have been studied in several countries, there are relatively a few reports of them in semi-arid areas. Therefore, the aims of the present study were to assess and compare the Mucorales communities in dung from different species and breeds of herbivores in the semi-arid of Pernambuco, based on the frequency of occurrence and species richness of these fungi. Samples of dung collected in the cities of Arcoverde, Serra Talhada and Sertânia were incubated in moist chambers in triplicate...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707801/mitochondrial-carriers-link-the-catabolism-of-hydroxyaromatic-compounds-to-the-central-metabolism-in-candida-parapsilosis
#19
Igor Zeman, Martina Neboháčová, Gabriela Gérecová, Kornélia Katonová, Eva Jánošíková, Michaela Jakúbková, Ivana Centárová, Ivana Dunčková, L'ubomír Tomáška, Leszek P Pryszcz, Toni Gabaldón, Jozef Nosek
The pathogenic yeast Candida parapsilosis metabolizes hydroxyderivatives of benzene and benzoic acid to compounds channeled into central metabolism, including the mitochondrially localized tricarboxylic acid cycle, via the 3-oxoadipate and gentisate pathways. The orchestration of both catabolic pathways with mitochondrial metabolism as well as their evolutionary origin is not fully understood. Our results show that the enzymes involved in these two pathways operate in the cytoplasm with the exception of the mitochondrially targeted 3-oxoadipate CoA-transferase (Osc1p) and 3-oxoadipyl-CoA thiolase (Oct1p) catalyzing the last two reactions of the 3-oxoadipate pathway...
December 7, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704055/percutaneous-management-of-systemic-fungal-infection-presenting-as-bilateral-renal-fungal-ball
#20
Abhishek Shukla, Nitin Shrivastava, Chirom Amit Singh, Brusabhanu Nayak
Background: Zygomycoses are uncommon, frequently fatal diseases caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes. The majority of human cases are caused by Mucorales (genus-rhizopus, mucor, and absidia) fungi. Renal involvement is uncommon and urine microscopy, pottasium hydroxide mount, and fungal cultures are frequently negative. Case Presentation: A twenty-one-year-old young unmarried lady presented to our emergency department with bilateral flank pain, fever, nausea, and decreased urine output of one-month duration...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
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