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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133157/microbiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-biofilm-forming-candida-parapsilosis-isolates-associated-with-fungaemia-and-their-impact-on-mortality
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Silvia Soldini, Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Elisa Borghi, Monica Falleni, Angela Raffaella Losito, Giuseppe Maiuro, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: Biofilm formation (BF) by fungal isolates may dramatically complicate infection. We determined the ability of C. parapsilosis isolates from single fungaemia episodes to form biofilms and we analysed biofilm subgroups for antifungal susceptibility and pathogenic potential. We then correlated BF with clinical characteristics and outcomes of the episodes. METHODS: BF was measured using the crystal-violet biomass assay, antifungal susceptibility of preformed biofilms was assessed, and virulence was studied using the Galleria mellonella model...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126660/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-a-posaconazole-and-anidulafungin-combination-in-a-murine-model-of-pulmonary-aspergillosis-due-to-infection-with-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Laura Bedin Denardi, Francielli Pantella Kunz de Jesus, Jéssica Tairine Keller, Carla Weiblen, Maria Isabel de Azevedo, Vanessa Oliveira, Janio Morais Santurio, Sydney Hartz Alves
Posaconazole (PSC) in combination with anidulafungin (AFG) was evaluated in a murine model of pulmonary aspergillosis. Immunosuppressed animals were infected via the nasal cavity with 2 different A. fumigatus strains. The animals received PSC (oral, 20mg/kg per day) and/or AFG (i.p., 10mg/kg per day) for 7days. On Day 8, the mice were euthanized and fungal burdens were determined from the lungs. Survival curves were constructed for mortality analysis. Compared to untreated groups, groups singly treated with PSC or AFG showed a reduced fungal burden in the lungs (P=0...
October 12, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104569/a-linear-19-mer-plant-defensin-derived-peptide-acts-synergistically-with-caspofungin-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Tanne L Cools, Caroline Struyfs, Jan W Drijfhout, Soňa Kucharíková, Celia Lobo Romero, Patrick Van Dijck, Marcelo H S Ramada, Carlos Bloch, Bruno P A Cammue, Karin Thevissen
Public health problems are associated with device-associated biofilm infections, with Candida albicans being the major fungal pathogen. We previously identified potent antibiofilm combination treatment in which the antifungal plant defensin HsAFP1 is co-administered with caspofungin, the preferred antimycotic to treat such infections. In this study, we identified the smallest linear HsAFP1-derived peptide that acts synergistically with caspofungin or anidulafungin against C. albicans as HsLin06_18, a 19-mer peptide derived from the C-terminal part of HsAFP1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103728/short-communication-cold-atmospheric-plasma-inactivation-of-prototheca-zopfii-isolated-from-bovine-milk
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E Tyczkowska-Sieron, J Markiewicz, B Grzesiak, H Krukowski, A Glowacka, J Tyczkowski
Mastitis is a serious bovine diseases that can be caused by Prototheca zopfii, yeast-like algae belonging to the family Chlorellaceae. The substantial economic losses and health damage associated with bovine mastitis emphasize the need to develop effective strategies aimed at control of the infection. Unfortunately, P. zopfii is highly resistant to most common antibacterial and antifungal agents, as well as to heat treatment. We report here the first attempt to use cold atmospheric plasma to inactivate this pathogen...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062248/evaluation-of-candida-species-and-antifungal-susceptibilities-among-children-with-invasive-candidiasis
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Murat Sütçü, Manolya Acar, Gonca Erköse Genç, İlknur Kökçü, Hacer Aktürk, Gürkan Atay, Selda Hançerli Törun, Nuran Salman, Zayre Erturan, Ayper Somer
AIM: Non-albicans Candida species and resistant microorganisms have been more commonly isolated in invasive candidiasis in recent years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distrubution of Candida spp and antifungal resistance in our clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-four Candida isolates and antifungal susceptibility results obtained from patients diagnosed as having invasive candidiasis between December 2012 and June 2016 were included. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048702/time-kill-assays-of-amphotericin-b-plus-anidulafungin-against-candida-tropicalis-biofilms-formed-on-two-different-biomaterials
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Marcelo E Fernández-Rivero, José L Del Pozo, Paula Ramírez, Eulogio Valentín, Alba Ruiz-Gaitán, Javier Pemán, Emilia Cantón
PURPOSE: To determine the fungicidal activity by time-killing assays of amphotericin B (AMB) combined with anidulafungin (ANF) against biofilms of 2 clinical isolates of Candida tropicalis and the reference strain ATCC® 750, developed on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and titanium, using the CDC Biofilm Reactor (CBR) as an in vitro model. METHODS: Biofilms were developed for 24 hours on the disk surfaces and then exposed to AMB (40 mg/L), ANF (8 mg/L), alone and combined...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038263/in-vitro-combination-of-isavuconazole-with-echinocandins-against-azole-susceptible-and-resistant-aspergillus-spp
#7
A Raffetin, V Courbin, V Jullien, E Dannaoui
The in vitro combinations of isavuconazole with echinocandins were evaluated against 30 Aspergillus spp. by a two-dimensional checkerboard microdilution method and an agar-based diffusion method. With the checkerboard method, the three combinations showed indifferent interactions for all the strains. With the agar-based method, indifferent interactions were found for all the strains for isavuconazole-micafungin and isavuconazole-anidulafungin. For the isavuconazole-caspofungin combination, indifference was found in 24/30 strains, synergy in 4/30 strains, and antagonism in 2/30 strains...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027687/filter-adsorption-of-anidulafungin-to-a-polysulfone-based-hemofilter-during-cvvhd-in-vitro
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Peter Kolbinger, Michael Gruber, Gabriel Roth, Bernhard M Graf, Karl-Peter Ittner
Candidemia is frequent in critically ill patients, especially in combination with an acute kidney injury (AKI). Echinocandins generally are recommended for therapy of such infections. Recent studies found no need for dosage adjustment in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis, or patients with AKI receiving continuous venovenous hemofiltration. The aim of this in vitro study was to examine the adsorption of anidulafungin to the surface of the hemofilter during continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD) and its effect on anidulafungin concentrations...
October 13, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994001/comparison-between-etest-and-broth-microdilution-methods-for-testing-itraconazole-resistant-aspergillus-fumigatus-susceptibility-to-antifungal-combinations
#9
Laura Bedin Denardi, Jéssica Tairine Keller, Maria Isabel de Azevedo, Vanessa Oliveira, Fernanda Baldissera Piasentin, Cecília Bittencourt Severo, Janio Morais Santurio, Sydney Hartz Alves
The checkerboard broth microdilution assay (BMD) is the most frequently used method for the in vitro evaluation of drug combinations. However, its use to evaluate the effect of antifungal drugs on filamentous fungi is sometimes associated with endpoint-reading difficulties, and different degrees of interaction are assigned to the same drug combination. We evaluated combinations of the azoles, itraconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole, with the echinocandins, anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin, against 15 itraconazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus clinical strains via the checkerboard BMD and Etest assay...
October 9, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992116/in-vitro-activity-of-echinocandins-against-562-clinical-yeast-isolates-from-a-romanian-multicentre-study
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Mihai Mares, Bogdan Minea, Valentin Nastasa, Irina Rosca, Andra-Cristina Bostanaru, Iosif Marincu, Vasilica Toma, Violeta Corina Cristea, Carmen Murariu, Mariana Pinteala
The study presents the echinocandin susceptibility profile of a multi-centre collection of pathogenic yeast isolates from Romanian tertiary hospitals. The 562 isolates were identified using ID32C strips, MALDI-TOF MS and DNA sequencing. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of caspofungin (CAS), micafungin (MCA), and anidulafungin (ANI) were assessed and interpreted according to EUCAST guidelines. Minimal fungicidal concentrations (MFC) were determined by plating content from the clear MIC wells. The activity was considered fungicidal at MFC/MIC ≤ 4...
August 4, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988900/biofilm-forming-capacity-of-blood-borne-candida-albicans-strains-and-effects-of-antifungal-agents
#11
Hanni Turan, Müge Demirbilek
Infections related to Candida albicans biofilms and subsequent antifungal resistance have become more common with the increased use of indwelling medical devices. Regimens for preventing fungal biofilm formation are needed, particularly in high-risk patients. In this study, we investigated the biofilm formation rate of multiple strains of Candida albicans (n=162 clinical isolates), their antifungal susceptibility patterns, and the efficacy of certain antifungals for preventing biofilm formation. Biofilm formation was graded using a modified Christensen's 96-well plate method...
October 5, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831086/potential-use-of-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-for-rapid-detection-of-antifungal-resistance-in-the-human-pathogen-candida-glabrata
#12
Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Enrica Mello, David S Perlin, Dominique Sanglard, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro
The echinocandins are relatively new antifungal drugs that represent, together with the older azoles, the recommended and/or preferred agents to treat candidaemia and other forms of invasive candidiasis in human patients. If "time is of the essence" to reduce the mortality for these infections, the administration of appropriate antifungal therapy could be accelerated by the timely reporting of laboratory test results. In this study, we attempted to validate a MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry-based assay for the antifungal susceptibility testing (AFST) of the potentially multidrug-resistant pathogen Candida glabrata against anidulafungin and fluconazole...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827419/antifungal-activity-of-scy-078-and-standard-antifungal-agents-against-178-clinical-isolates-of-resistant-and-susceptible-candida-species
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Wiley A Schell, A M Jones, Katyna Borroto-Esoda, Barbara D Alexander
SCY-078 in vitro activity was determined for 178 isolates of resistant or susceptible Candida albicans, Candida dubliniensis, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida lusitaniae, and Candida parapsilosis, including 44 Candida isolates with known genotypic (FKS1 or FKS2 mutations), phenotypic, or clinical resistance to echinocandins. Results were compared to those for anidulafungin, caspofungin, micafungin, fluconazole, and voriconazole. SCY-078 was shown to have excellent activity against both wild-type isolates and echinocandin- and azole-resistant isolates of Candida species...
November 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827418/effects-of-echinocandins-in-combination-with-nikkomycin-z-against-invasive-candida-albicans-bloodstream-isolates-and-the-fks-mutants
#14
Yuk-Yam Cheung, Mamie Hui
We evaluated the in vitro and in vivo effects of nikkomycin Z combined with an echinocandin (anidulafungin or micafungin) against two Candida albicans isolates and their lab-derived echinocandin-resistant fks mutants with FKS1 S645Y and FKS1 S645P. Synergistic effects were observed in all tested strains (fractional inhibitory concentration index, <0.5). Enhanced survival was observed in an immunocompromised murine model (log-rank test, P < 0.02). Our study demonstrated the therapeutic potential of nikkomycin Z-echinocandin combinations in managing echinocandin resistance...
November 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826987/in-vitro-potency-and-fungicidal-activity-of-cd101-a-novel-echinocandin-against-recent-clinical-isolates-of-candida-spp
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Danielle Hall, Robert Bonifas, Lauretta Stapert, Mary Thwaites, Dean L Shinabarger, Chris M Pillar
Candida infections vary in severity and manifestation. Common infections include invasive bloodstream infections among hospitalized/immunocompromised patients and vulvovaginal candidiasis among women. Echinocandins and azoles are commonly utilized to treat Candida infections, although echinocandin use has been restricted to indications amenable to once-daily IV administration. CD101, a novel echinocandin with a long plasma half-life and enhanced stability, is in development for once-weekly IV administration for the treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis...
July 21, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783748/heat-shock-protein-90-localizes-to-the-surface-and-augments-virulence-factors-of-cryptococcus-neoformans
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Sharanya Chatterjee, Utpal Tatu
BACKGROUND: Thermotolerance is an essential attribute for pathogenesis of Cryptococcus as exemplified by the fact that only two species in the genus, which can grow at 37°C, are human pathogens. Species which have other virulence factors including capsule formation and melanisation, but lack the ability to propagate at 37°C are not pathogenic. In another related fungal pathogen, Candida albicans, heat shock protein 90 has been implicated to be a central player in commanding pathogenicity by governing yeast to hyphal transition and drug resistance...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744860/echinocandins-in-antifungal-pharmacotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Akash Patil, Soumyajit Majumdar
OBJECTIVES: Echinocandins are the newest addition of the last decade to the antifungal armamentarium, which, owing to their unique mechanism of action, selectively target the fungal cells without affecting mammalian cells. Since the time of their introduction, they have come to occupy an important niche in the antifungal pharmacotherapy, due to their efficacy, safety, tolerability and favourable pharmacokinetic profiles. This review deals with the varying facets of echinocandins such as their chemistry, in-vitro and in-vivo evaluations, clinical utility and indications, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles, and pharmacoeconomic considerations...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741344/anidulafungin-in-children-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-in-argentina
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María T Rosanova, Claudia Sarkis, Florencia Escarra, Carolina Epelbaum, Norma Sberna, Susana Carnovale, Carlos Figueroa, Rosa Bologna, Roberto Lede
The experience using anidulafungin for the treatment of invasive fungal infections in pediatrics is limited. In this article, we describe our experience in 55 children. Anidulafungin was administered intravenously at a loading dose of 3 mg/kg once daily, followed by 1.5 mg/kg every 24 hours over a mean period of 14 days (range: 7-22 days). Patients' median age was 114 months old (interquartile range: 32-168 months old). All patients had underlying diseases. Among patients with bone marrow transplant, the difference in white blood cell count, transaminase levels, and renal function at baseline and at the end of anidulafungin administration was not significant...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702763/pharmacokinetics-of-antifungal-drugs-practical-implications-for-optimized-treatment-of-patients
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REVIEW
Romuald Bellmann, Piotr Smuszkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Because of the high mortality of invasive fungal infections (IFIs), appropriate exposure to antifungals appears to be crucial for therapeutic efficacy and safety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This review summarises published pharmacokinetic data on systemically administered antifungals focusing on co-morbidities, target-site penetration, and combination antifungal therapy. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION: Amphotericin B is eliminated unchanged via urine and faeces...
July 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699297/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-anidulafungin-vs-fluconazole-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-candidiasis-ic-in-turkey
#20
Chin Fen Neoh, Esin Senol, Ates Kara, Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Stuart J Turner, David C M Kong
Anidulafungin has been shown to be non-inferior to, and possibly more efficacious, than fluconazole in treating patients with invasive candidiasis (IC). This study aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of anidulafungin vs fluconazole for treatment of IC in the Turkish setting. A decision analytic model was constructed to depict downstream economic consequences of using anidulafungin or fluconazole for treatment of IC in the Turkish hospitals. Transition probabilities (ie treatment success, observed or indeterminate treatment failures) were obtained from a published randomised clinical trial...
July 12, 2017: Mycoses
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