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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913989/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-isavuconazole-vs-voriconazole-as-first-line-treatment-for-invasive-aspergillosis
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Rachel Harrington, Edward Lee, Hongbo Yang, Jin Wei, Andrew Messali, Nkechi Azie, Eric Q Wu, James Spalding
INTRODUCTION: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is associated with a significant clinical and economic burden. The phase III SECURE trial demonstrated non-inferiority in clinical efficacy between isavuconazole and voriconazole. No studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of isavuconazole compared to voriconazole. The objective of this study was to evaluate the costs and cost-effectiveness of isavuconazole vs. voriconazole for the first-line treatment of IA from the US hospital perspective...
December 2, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913978/case-series-study-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Ana I Aller-García, Carmen Castro-Méndez, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Elena M Marín-Martínez, Ismail Zakariya-Yousef Breval, Carmen Couto-Caro, Juan C López-Marín, Nicolás Peña-Griñán, Maite Ruiz de Pipaon, Ana M Romero-Mejías, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is challenging. The objective of the study was to assess the value of microbiological tests to the diagnosis of IPA in the absence of non-specific radiological data. A retrospective study of 23 patients with suspicion of IPA and positivity of some microbiological diagnostic tests was performed. These tests included conventional microbiological culture, detection of Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen and in some patients (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) and Aspergillus fumigatus DNA using the LightCycler(®) SeptiFast test...
December 2, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910139/characterization-of-patients-with-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-according-to-the-new-escmid-ers-ecmm-and-idsa-guidelines
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Helmut J F Salzer, Jan Heyckendorf, Barbara Kalsdorf, Thierry Rolling, Christoph Lange
Recently, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) in cooperation with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) published guidelines for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). Both guidelines, however, carry significant differences. We retrospectively applied the diagnostic recommendations on a patient cohort of 71 previously diagnosed CPA patients in order to compare both guidelines...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904061/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mucormycosis-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
#4
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/27904060/causative-agents-of-aspergillosis-including-cryptic-aspergillus-species-and-a-fumigatus
#5
Takahito Toyotome
Aspergillosis is an important deep mycosis. The causative agents are Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus terreus, of which A. fumigatus is the most prevalent. Cryptic Aspergillus spp., which morphologically resemble representative species of each Aspergillus section, also cause aspergillosis. Most of the cryptic species reveal different susceptibility patterns and/or different secondary metabolite profiles, also called exometabolome in this manuscript, from those representative species...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904055/the-first-isolation-of-aspergillus-allahabadii-from-a-cormorant-with-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Sue Yee Lim, Rui Kano, Kenji Ooya, Shunta Kimura, Tokuma Yanai, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kamata
In this study, we report the first isolation of Aspergillus allahabadii from a Japanese cormorant with pulmonary aspergillosis. We performed molecular identification and antifungal susceptibility testing with the E-test. A 7-month-old male cormorant died because of uric acid deposition secondary to dehydration. Whitish nodular lesions were present on the caudal thoracic air sac in the right thoracic cavity. Histopathology revealed multifocal pyogranulomatous necrotic lesions with numerous fungal hyphae in the thoracic air sac...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902710/aspergillus-sydowii-and-other-potential-fungal-pathogens-in-gorgonian-octocorals-of-the-ecuadorian-pacific
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M Mar Soler-Hurtado, José Vladimir Sandoval-Sierra, Annie Machordom, Javier Diéguez-Uribeondo
Emerging fungal diseases are threatening ecosystems and have increased in recent decades. In corals, the prevalence and consequences of these infections have also increased in frequency and severity. Coral reefs are affected by an emerging fungal disease named aspergillosis, caused by Aspergillus sydowii. This disease and its pathogen have been reported along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Colombia. Despite this, an important number of coral reefs worldwide have not been investigated for the presence of this pathogen...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900022/conversion-of-aspergilloma-to-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-following-treatment-with-sunitinib-a-case-report
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Yeon Wook Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Jaeyoung Cho, Han-Sol Choi, Jungsil Lee, Sung Soo Park, Eun Young Heo, Kwang Nam Jin, Deog Kyeom Kim
Semi-invasive or invasive aspergillosis occurring following chemotherapy with sunitinib is a rare condition with unknown incidence and prognosis. Here, we report a case involving a 59-year-old male who had a history of underlying stable aspergilloma and was newly diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Following surgical resection for renal cell carcinoma and adjuvant chemotherapy with sunitinib for 8 months, the patient presented with hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed an increased soft tissue mass and air crescent sign of the underlying aspergilloma, combined with consolidation and bronchial artery hypertrophy around the lesion...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890955/aspergillus-meningoencephalitis-in-a-patient-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-normal-cerebrospinal-fluid-does-not-mean-absence-of-meningitis
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Soaham Dilip Desai, Sanket Seth, Aniketh Shah, Bhalendu Vaishnav
A male with human immunodeficiency virus infection presented with febrile encephalopathy followed by seizures and left hemiparesis. Initial imaging with contrast computerized tomography (CT) scan brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination were normal. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging brain revealed bilateral parieto-occipital infarcts with bleed. He did not improve on treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, anti-tubercular drugs, and antifungals. He finally succumbed to the disease. His CSF culture grew Aspergillus after 2 weeks...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889954/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-treatment-with-gefitinib
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Sejeong Park, Soyoung Park, Hana Choi, Ji Young Park, Hyo Seok Lim, Myung Jae Park, Si-Young Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889463/noncanonical-fungal-autophagy-inhibits-inflammation-in-response-to-ifn-%C3%AE-via-dapk1
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Vasilis Oikonomou, Silvia Moretti, Giorgia Renga, Claudia Galosi, Monica Borghi, Marilena Pariano, Matteo Puccetti, Carlo A Palmerini, Lucia Amico, Alessandra Carotti, Lucia Prezioso, Angelica Spolzino, Andrea Finocchi, Paolo Rossi, Andrea Velardi, Franco Aversa, Valerio Napolioni, Luigina Romani
Defects in a form of noncanonical autophagy, known as LC3-associated phagocytosis (LAP), lead to increased inflammatory pathology during fungal infection. Although LAP contributes to fungal degradation, the molecular mechanisms underlying LAP-mediated modulation of inflammation are unknown. We describe a mechanism by which inflammation is regulated during LAP through the death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1). The ATF6/C/EBP-β/DAPK1 axis activated by IFN-γ not only mediates LAP to Aspergillus fumigatus but also concomitantly inhibits Nod-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) activation and restrains pathogenic inflammation...
November 16, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889253/blood-and-tissue-distribution-of-posaconazole-in-a-rat-model-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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E Cendejas-Bueno, A Forastiero, I Ruiz, E Mellado, J Gavaldà, A Gomez-Lopez
Posaconazole is the recommended prophylactic agent in patients at high risk of invasive fungal infection, since adequate drug levels seem to be reached in target sites despite the relatively low levels detected in blood. The objective of this study is to obtain pharmacokinetic (PK) information associated to blood and tissue distribution of posaconazole in an animal model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. The PK parameters in lung samples were systematically higher than in serum. After multiple-dose administration of posaconazole, a significant accumulation of the drug was evident in lung tissue...
October 11, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889247/cutaneous-invasive-aspergillosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-long-term-temozolomide-and-corticosteroid-therapy
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Takashi Ikeda, Jun Suzuki, Masataro Norizuki, Taro Okabe, Tsubasa Onishi, Teppei Sasahara, Masaki Toshima, Hidenori Yokota, Shuji Hatakeyama, Yuji Morisawa
Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain tumor that requires multidisciplinary treatment including adjuvant radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and adjunct corticosteroids. Temozolomide is a commonly used chemotherapy drug and frequently causes lymphocytopenia. We describe the case of a 67-year-old woman with cutaneous invasive aspergillosis who had received long-term temozolomide and corticosteroid therapy for glioblastoma. She presented with multiple indurations, erythema, and purpura, some of which produced purulent discharge, in the anterior abdomen...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887809/an-estimation-of-burden-of-serious-fungal-infections-in-france
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J-P Gangneux, M-E Bougnoux, C Hennequin, C Godet, J Chandenier, D W Denning, B Dupont
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: An estimation of burden of serious fungal diseases in France is essential data to inform public health priorities on the importance of resources and research needed on these infections. In France, precise data are available for invasive fungal diseases but estimates for several other diseases such as chronic and immunoallergic diseases are by contrast less known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the Web of Science Platform...
November 22, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880667/the-current-treatment-landscape-other-fungal-diseases-cryptococcosis-fusariosis-and-mucormycosis
#15
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/27880666/the-current-management-landscape-aspergillosis
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Johan A Maertens, Ola Blennow, Rafael F Duarte, Patricia Muñoz
Diagnosing invasive aspergillosis (IA) has long been challenging due to the inability to culture the causal Aspergillus agent from blood or other body fluids. This shortcoming has fuelled an interest in non-culture-based diagnostic techniques such as the detection of galactomannan (GM) in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, the detection of 1,3-β-d-glucan (BDG) in blood and the detection of Aspergillus DNA by PCR-based techniques. Past decades have witnessed important improvements in our understanding of the strengths and limitations of antigen assays and in the standardization of PCR-based DNA techniques...
November 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872794/in-silico-identification-of-potential-peptides-or-allergen-shot-candidates-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#17
Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of causing invasive aspergillosis or acute bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and the current situation is alarming. There are no vaccine or allergen shots available for Aspergillus-induced allergies. Thus, a novel approach in designing of an effective vaccine or allergen shot candidate against A. fumigatus is needed. Using immunoinformatics approaches from the characterized A. fumigatus allergens, we have mapped epitopic regions to predict potential peptides that elicit both Aspergillus-specific T cells and B cell immune response...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870227/aspergillosis-and-the-role-of-mucins-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Abigail C Cowley, David J Thornton, David W Denning, Alexander Horsley
The prevalence of aspergillosis in CF patients has until recently been underestimated, but increasing evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the progression of CF lung disease. In healthy airways, Aspergillus fumigatus can be efficiently removed from the lung by mechanisms such as mucociliary clearance and cough. However, these mechanisms are defective in CF, allowing pathogens such as A. fumigatus to germinate and establish chronic infections within the airways. The precise means by which A...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849440/use-of-cidofovir-for-cytomegalovirus-disease-refractory-to-ganciclovir-in-solid-organ-recipients
#19
Hugo Bonatti, Costi D Sifri, Clara Larcher, Stefan Schneeberger, Camille Kotton, Christian Geltner
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplantation (SOT) frequently is complicated by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. Cidofovir (CDV) is active against CMV, including many ganciclovir (GCV)-resistant mutants, but often is considered to be too nephrotoxic for use after organ transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven males and two females (median age 50.1 years), including two kidney/pancreas, four lung, one small bowel, and two hand recipients, received CDV for refractory CMV disease...
November 16, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849329/a-rare-disease-mimics-postoperative-bile-leakage-invasive-aspergillosis
#20
Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Ömer Faruk Boran, Hamide Sayar, Burhan Hakan Kanat, Arif Emre, Emrah Cengiz, Ertan Bülbüloğlu
Aspergillus fungi can cause serious infections, including intra-abdominal infection, particularly in patients with compromised immune system. Described in the present report is case of 46-year-old female patient who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) at another healthcare facility. In early postoperative period, she had increasing complaints of swelling, nausea, and vomiting. On postoperative 19th day, she was referred to our clinic with diagnosis of acute abdomen. Surgery was performed with suspected possibility of bile leakage...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
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