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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431891/-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-an-old-disease-with-new-challenges
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María Soledad Miró, Emilse Rodríguez, Cecilia Vigezzi, Paula Alejandra Icely, Marcelo Gonzaga de Freitas Araújo, Fernando Oscar Riera, Lara Vargas, Claudio Abiega, Juan Pablo Caeiro, Claudia Elena Sotomayor
Vulvovaginal candidiasis is an old disease that, even in a modern world, continues to have a high incidence. Despite the therapeutic advances, treatments are not always effective, and our understanding of the pathogenesis of this fungal infection is still incomplete. A discussion is presented in this article on the most significant developments related to the fungal virulence factors, the role of the immunological mechanisms involved in the vaginal protection, and the genetic alterations that confer susceptibility to the recurrent form of this mycosis...
April 18, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429308/chronic-candidiasis-in-children
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REVIEW
Laura Green, William K Dolen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Healthy children may develop candidal infections as the result of exposure to antibiotics or corticosteroids, but chronic candidiasis in children after the newborn period is unusual. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) refers to a group of conditions characterized by recurrent or persistent infections with Candida species, particularly Candida albicans. CMC is a phenotype observed in a spectrum of immunologic disorders, some with endocrinologic and autoimmune features...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma 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/28419681/oral-mycobiome-in-community-dwelling-elderly-and-its-relation-to-oral-and-general-health-conditions
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Myrna Nurlatifah Zakaria, Michiko Furuta, Toru Takeshita, Yukie Shibata, Rini Sundari, Nobuoki Eshima, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Yoshihisa Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Oral fungal infection is generally associated with dysbiosis related to antibiotic use, immunodeficiency, or frailty. However, fungal colonization in a typical population without apparent symptoms, and its associated conditions are poorly understood. In this study, oral fungal colonization in community-dwelling and independently living elderly populations was evaluated and factors affecting fungal colonization were analyzed. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects (410; 181 males and 229 females) were 75-99 years of age; those under prior antibiotic use were excluded...
April 18, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419509/automatic-diagnosis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-from-pap-smear-images
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M Momenzadeh, M Sehhati, A Mehri Dehnavi, A Talebi, H Rabbani
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is the most common genital infections that are seen every day in clinics. This infection is due to excessive growth of Candida that are normally present in the vagina in small numbers. Diagnosis of VVC is routinely done by direct microscopy of Pap smear samples and searching for the Candida in the Pap smear glass slides. This manual method is subjective, time consuming, labour-intensive and tedious. This study presents a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method to improve human diagnosis of VVC...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417451/prophylactic-anti-staphylococcal-antibiotics-for-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Alan R Smyth, Margaret Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus causes pulmonary infection in young children with cystic fibrosis. Prophylactic antibiotics are prescribed hoping to prevent such infection and lung damage. Antibiotics have adverse effects and long-term use might lead to infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This is an update of a previously published review. OBJECTIVES: To assess continuous oral antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent the acquisition of Staphylococcus aureus versus no prophylaxis in people with cystic fibrosis, we tested these hypotheses...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412043/assessment-of-high-priced-systemic-antifungal-prescriptions
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C Poulat, Y Nivoix, A Launoy, P Lutun, P Bachellier, S Rohr, M-L Woehl, D Levêque, V Bru, R Herbrecht, B Gourieux
OBJECTIVES: To assess compliance with international guidelines for costly antifungal prescriptions and to compare these results with a first study performed in 2007. METHODS: Retrospective study including all costly antifungal prescriptions made in surgical and medical intensive care units and in a hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and digestive surgery unit. Prescriptions were assessed in terms of indication, dosage, and antifungal de-escalation. RESULTS: Seventy-four treatments were analyzed...
April 12, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
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/28407484/autoreactive-t-cells-and-chronic-fungal-infection-drive-esophageal-carcinogenesis
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Feng Zhu, Jami Willette-Brown, Na-Young Song, Dakshayani Lomada, Yongmei Song, Liyan Xue, Zane Gray, Zitong Zhao, Sean R Davis, Zhonghe Sun, Peilin Zhang, Xiaolin Wu, Qimin Zhan, Ellen R Richie, Yinling Hu
Humans with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), a T cell-driven autoimmune disease caused by impaired central tolerance, are susceptible to chronic fungal infection and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the relationship between autoreactive T cells and chronic fungal infection in ESCC development remains unclear. We find that kinase-dead Ikkα knockin mice develop APECED-like phenotypes, including impaired central tolerance, autoreactive T cells, chronic fungal infection, and ESCCs expressing specific human ESCC markers...
April 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403570/tnf-as-marker-of-oral-candidiasis-hsv-infection-and-mucositis-onset-during-chemotherapy-in-leukemia-patients
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Velia Ramírez-Amador, José Gabriel Zambrano, Gabriela Anaya-Saavedra, Alejandro Zentella-Dehesa, Esther Irigoyen Camacho, N Meráz-Cruz, Sergio Ponce de León
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in the salivary expression of IL-1α,-1β,-2,-6,-10,-17 and TNF in acute leukemia (AL) patients before and during chemotherapy, and its association with HSV infection, oral candidiasis (OC) and oral mucositis (OM) onset. METHODS: Cohort study in AL patients >15 years starting induction chemotherapy at a Mexican oncological center (2013-2014). Oral lesions (OLs) onset was assessed during follow-up, and saliva was obtained at baseline, at visit 2 (days 4-12) and at visit 3 (days 13-21) after chemotherapy; treated with a protease inhibitor and stored at -70°C...
April 12, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402525/antifungal-mechanism-of-ruiii-nh3-4catechol-complex-on-fluconazole-resistant-candida-tropicalis
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Rafael Araújo Gomes-Junior, Roberto Santana da Silva, Renata Galvão de Lima, Marcos A Vannier-Santos
Candidiasis, a major opportunistic mycosis caused by Candida sp. may comprise life-threatening systemic infections. The incidence of non-albicans species is rising, particularly in South America and they are frequently drug resistant, causing unresponsive cases. Thus, novel antimycotic agents are required. Here we tested the antifungal activity of [RuIII(NH3)4catechol]+ complex (RuCat), approaching possible action mechanisms on fluconazole-resistant Candida tropicalis. RuCat significantly (p<0.05) inhibited the growth and viability of C...
April 11, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399724/the-epidemiology-of-iris-in-southern-india-an-observational-cohort-study
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Nisha Thambuchetty, Kayur Mehta, Karthika Arumugam, Umadevi G Shekarappa, Jyothi Idiculla, Anita Shet
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is an uncommon but dynamic phenomenon seen among patients initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART). We aimed to describe incidence, risk factors, clinical spectrum, and outcomes among ART-naive patients experiencing IRIS in southern India. Among 599 eligible patients monitored prospectively between 2012 and 2014, there were 59.3% males, with mean age 36.6 ± 7.8 years. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome incidence rate was 51.3 per 100 person-years (95% confidence interval: 44...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397609/time-course-of-global-gene-expression-alterations-in-candida-albicans-during-infection-of-hela-cells
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Yi-Bing Lan, Yi-Zhou Huang, Fan Qu, Juan-Qing Li, Lin-Juan Ma, Jie Yan, Jian-Hong Zhou
Candida albicans (C. albicans) is an opportunistic fungus that quickly adapts to various microniches. It causes candidiasis, a common fungal infection for which the pathogenic mechanism has not been elucidated yet. To explore the pathogenic mechanism of candidiasis we used several methods, including microscopic observation of morphological changes of HeLa cells and fungus, analysis of differentially expressed genes using gene chips, and a series of biological and bioinformatic analyses to explore genes that are possibly involved in the pathogenesis of C...
April 11, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397528/skin-diseases-of-the-vulva-infectious-diseases
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Freja Lærke Sand, Simon Francis Thomsen
A multitude of infectious diseases of viral (genital herpes, herpes zoster, genital warts and molluscum contagiosum), bacterial (syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, donovanosis, erysipelas, cellulitis and necrotising fasciitis, folliculitis, impetigo, bartholin gland abscess, trichomycosis and erythrasma), fungal (candidiasis and dermatophytosis) and parasitic (pediculosis pubis) origin may affect the vulvar area. Herein, we review the infections and their skin manifestations in the vulvar area.
April 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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/28396692/efficacy-of-propolis-on-the-denture-stomatitis-treatment-in-older-adults-a-multicentric-randomized-trial
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Gisela de M S Pina, Erica N Lia, Andresa A Berretta, Andresa P Nascimento, Elina C Torres, Andrei F M Buszinski, Tatiana A de Campos, Eduardo B Coelho, Vicente de P Martins
Our hypothesis tested the efficacy and safety of a mucoadhesive oral gel formulation of Brazilian propolis extract compared to miconazole oral gel for the treatment of denture stomatitis due to Candida spp. infection in older adults. Forty patients were randomly allocated in a noninferiority clinical trial into two groups. The control group (MIC) received 20 mg/g miconazole oral gel and the study group (PROP) received mucoadhesive formulation containing standardized extract of 2% (20 mg/g) propolis (EPP-AF®) during 14 days...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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 10, 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
#18
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
#19
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/28394988/-fluconazole-prophylaxis-for-the-prevention-of-candidiasis-in-premature-infants-a-meta-analysis-using-patient-level-data
#20
Giannina Izquierdo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
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