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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537063/-consensus-opinion-on-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-haematologic-patients-results-of-the-promic-project
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L Vázquez López, T Villaescusa de la Rosa, R de la Cámara, I Espigado, S Grau Cerrato, M Jurado, M Rovira, M Salavert, D Serrano Simonneau, C Solano Vercet, I Ruiz Camps
OBJECTIVE: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in haematological patients. Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) is indicated for a number of clinical scenarios in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to reach a consensus on IFD prophylaxis in haematological patients in order to optimize their management. METHODS: A committee of experts in haematology and infectious diseases compiled a survey of 79 items with controversial aspects about antifungal prophylaxis in haematological patients...
May 23, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513771/species-distribution-and-antifungal-susceptibility-patterns-of-candida-isolates-from-a-public-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
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P Mnge, B I Okeleye, S D Vasaikar, T Apalata
Candida species are the leading cause of invasive fungal infections, and over the past decade there has been an increased isolation of drug resistant Candida species. This study aimed to identify the species distribution of Candida isolates and to determine their unique antifungal susceptibility and resistance patterns. During a cross-sectional study, 209 Candida isolates (recovered from 206 clinical samples) were collected and their species distribution was determined using ChromAgar Candida. The Vitek-2 system (Biomerieux, South Africa) was used to determine minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to azoles (fluconazole, voriconazole), echinocandins (caspofungin, micafungin), polyenes (amphotericin B) and flucytosine...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510690/trichosporonosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-a-hematologic-disorder
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Catherine E Foster, Morven S Edwards, Julienne Brackett, Deborah A Schady, C Mary Healy, Carol J Baker
Background.: Trichosporonosis is an emerging and often fatal opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with hematologic malignancy, but data in children are lacking. Methods.: We report here 3 cases of invasive infection caused by Trichosporon asahii in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. We also conducted a literature review and identified 16 additional reports of pediatric patients with invasive T asahii infection and an underlying malignant or nonmalignant hematologic disorder...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506782/the-misleading-effect-of-serum-galactomannan-testing-in-high-risk-hematology-patients-receiving-prophylaxis-with-micafungin
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A Vena, E Bouza, A Álvarez-Uría, J Gayoso, P Martin-Rabadan, F Cajuste, J Guinea, J Gómez Castellá, R Alonso, P Munoz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the performance of the routine serum galactomannan (sGM) assay in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in high-risk hematology patients receiving prophylaxis with micafungin. METHODS: Retrospective study including all hematological patients who received prophylaxis with micafungin during high-risk IA episodes (neutropenic patients after chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia/myelodysplastic syndrome; allogeneic HSCT during early neutropenic phase or graft-versus-host disease requiring high prednisone doses)...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493006/activity-of-combined-antifungal-agents-against-multidrug-resistant-candida-glabrata-strains
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Laura Bedin Denardi, Jéssica Tairine Keller, Vanessa Oliveira, Débora Alves Nunes Mario, Janio Morais Santurio, Sydney Hartz Alves
In this study, we evaluated the in vitro activity of echinocandins, azoles, and amphotericin B alone and in combination against echinocandin/azole-sensitive and echinocandin/azole-resistant Candida glabrata isolates. Susceptibility tests were performed using the broth microdilution method in accordance with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document M27-A3. The checkerboard method was used to evaluate the fractional inhibitory concentration index of the interactions. Cross-resistance was observed among echinocandins; 15% of the isolates resistant to caspofungin were also resistant to anidulafungin and micafungin...
May 10, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491490/rapid-emergence-of-fks-mutations-in-candida-glabrata-isolates-in-a-peritoneal-candidiasis
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Milène Sasso, Claire Roger, Laurence Lachaud
We report a rapid acquisition of echinocandin resistance after 12 days of micafungin treatment, without prior exposure, in a patient with peritoneal candidiasis due to C. glabrata. Isolates recovered before and after treatment were compared by multilocus sequence typing. Results of antifungal susceptibility testing and FKS mutations were reported. The interest of repeating antifungal susceptibility testing for echinocandin molecules during the treatment is discussed and a strategy to research FKS mutations proposed...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456868/comparative-pathogenicity-of-lomentospora-prolificans-scedosporium-prolificans-isolates-from-mexican-patients
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Mariana Elizondo-Zertuche, Alexandra M Montoya, Efrén Robledo-Leal, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Ana L Sánchez-Núñez, Raquel Ballesteros-Elizondo, Gloria M González
We identified 11 Lomentospora prolificans isolates recovered from Mexican patients using phenotypic and molecular characteristics. The identification of isolates was assessed by internal transcribed spacer (ITS rDNA) sequencing. In vitro susceptibility to amphotericin B, fluconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole, caspofungin, anidulafungin and micafungin was determined according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) procedures. Three isolates (07-2239, 11-2242 and 04-2673) were used to induce systemic infection in immunocompetent ICR mice...
April 29, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446325/-current-status-and-future-perspectives-of-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-review
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Yan Li, Li Yu
Invasive fungal diseases (IFD) are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies. Primary antifungal prophylaxis (PAP) is effective for decreasing incidence of IFD, and the patients will be more tolerable to chemotherapy with less cost and better prognosis. Antifungal drugs as fluconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, caspofungin and micafungin are all recommended for PAP by many consensus and guidelines. The PAP will be more scientific, appropriate and effective with the development of studies about predicting risk-stratification for IFD, new drugs, pharmacokinetics and integrated prophylaxis...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438935/candida-guilliermondii-complex-is-characterized-by-high-antifungal-resistance-but-low-mortality-a-report-on-22-cases-of-candidemia
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Laura Judith Marcos-Zambrano, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Felipe Pérez-García, Pilar Escribano, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, Oscar Zaragoza, Belén Padilla, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Benito Almirante, M Teresa Martin-Gómez, Patricia Muñoz, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
Objectives: The objectives of our study were to describe the characteristics of patients infected with C. guilliermondii candidemia and to perform an in-depth microbiological characterization of isolates and compare them with those of patients with C. albicans candidemia.Methods: We described the risk factors and outcome of 22 patients with candidemia caused by C. guilliermondii complex. Incident isolates were identified using molecular techniques, and susceptibility to fluconazole, anidulafungin and micafungin was studied...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437176/echinocandins-in-ocular-therapeutics
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Akash Patil, Soumyajit Majumdar
Fungal infections of the eye, especially fungal keratitis and endophthalmitis, are major causes of concern and if left untreated could lead to vision loss. Currently, natamycin (polyene antifungal) is the only commercially available topical agent used for the treatment of ocular fungal infections. The other antifungals, belonging to the polyene and azole classes, are used off-label in treating ocular infections and are administered topically, orally, intraocularly, or systemically. Even though their use through the different routes of administration has shown favorable outcomes, challenges such as poor ocular penetration, low bioavailability, ocular toxicity, and systemic side effects limit their utility...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431933/caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-the-incidence-of-hepatotoxicity-in%C3%A2-patients-with-normal-to-moderate-liver-failure
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Yuichi Shibata, Mao Hagihara, Hideo Kato, Noriyo Kawasumi, Jun Hirai, Naoya Nishiyama, Nobuhiro Asai, Yusuke Koizumi, Yuka Yamagishi, Katsuhiko Matsuura, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: One of the major adverse events of caspofungin and micafungin is hepatotoxicity, however, there are few reports compared the incidence of hepatotoxicity between caspofungin and micafungin. Herein, the primary objective of this study was to compare the incidence of hepatotoxicity between caspofungin and micafungin treatments for patients with fungal or suspected fungal infection. METHODS: In total, 201 patients [caspofungin group: 66 patients; micafungin group: 135 patients] treated with echinocandins from April 2014 to November 2015 at Aichi Medical University Hospital...
June 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429246/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Natalia Maximova, Giulia Schillani, Roberto Simeone, Alessandra Maestro, Davide Zanon
INTRODUCTION: The high morbidity and mortality associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) provide the rationale for antifungal prophylaxis in immuno-compromised pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Caspofungin and micafungin are antifungal agents of interest for prophylaxis of IFIs because of their potency against Candida and minimal toxicity or interactions with other drugs. Few studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of such echinocandins as prophylaxis for IFIs in patients undergoing HSCT...
May 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420849/the-effective-treatment-of-lung-infection-due-to-scedosporium-prolificans-with-voriconazole-and-surgery
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Seiya Masukane, Yoshihiro Kitahara, Joe Okumoto, Keisuke Sasaki, Kikuo Nakano
Scedosporium prolificans is a fungus that has demonstrated resistance against most currently available antifungal agents and which causes a rapidly disseminating and potentially fatal infection. A 68-year-old woman presented with a fever and consolidation in the lung field. Her symptoms and inflammatory reaction did not improve despite treatment with tazobactam/piperacillin, meropenem, and micafungin. Scedosporium prolificans was detected from the patient's bronchial lavage fluid, and we initiated treatment with voriconazole...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416539/candida-auris-comparison-of-the-eucast-and-clsi-reference-microdilution-mics-for-eight-antifungal-compounds-and-associated-tentative-ecoffs
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M C Arendrup, Anupam Prakash, Joseph Meletiadis, Cheshta Sharma, Anuradha Chowdhary
C. auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast. So far, all but two susceptibility testing studies have examined ≤50 isolates and mostly with the CLSI method. We investigated CLSI and EUCAST MICs for 123 C. auris isolates and eight antifungals and evaluated various methods for ECOFF determination.MICs (mg/L) were determined using CLSI M27-A3 and EUCAST E.Def 7.3. ANOVA analysis with Bonferroni's multiple comparison test and Pearson analysis were used on log2MICs (significant, p<0.05). The percent agreement (±0->2 two-fold dilutions) between the methods was calculated...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412040/ros-formation-is-a-differential-contributory-factor-to-the-fungicidal-action-of-amphotericin-b-and-micafungin-in-candida-albicans
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José P Guirao-Abad, Ruth Sánchez-Fresneda, Begoña Alburquerque, José A Hernández, Juan-Carlos Argüelles
The hypothetical role played by the intracellular formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the fungicidal action carried out by Amphotericin B (AmB) and Micafungin (MF) was examined in Candida albicans, which remains the most prevalent fungal pathogen. The clinical MICs for MF and AmB were 0.016 and 0.12μg/ml, respectively. Whereas AmB (0.5-1.0×MIC) induced a marked production of intracellular ROS accompanied by a high degree of cell killing in the C. albicans SC5314 strain, the fungicidal effect of MF was still operative, but ROS generation was slight...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409093/first-case-of-invasive-magnusiomyces-capitatus-infection-in-slovakia
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Dominika Tanuskova, Julia Horakova, Peter Svec, Ivana Bodova, Martina Lengerova, Matej Bezdicek, Miroslava Poczova, Jozef Koppl, Alexandra Kolenova
Magnusiomyces capitatus (previously known as Geotrichum capitatum or Blastoschizomyces capitatus or Trichosporon capitatum) is a rare cause of fungal infection in immunocompromised patients. Most of these cases (87%) have been reported from the Mediterranean region, as it is extremely rare to recognize it in other regions. Here we report a first case of disseminated M. capitatus infection in Slovakia. The patient - 19 year old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was diagnosed with M. capitatus fungemia after allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389166/roussoella-solani-causing-keratomycosis-with-an-observed-both-sexual-and-asexual-morphs
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Kiyofumi Mochizuki, Takashi Nishida, Kazuhiro Murata, Kyoko Ishida, Atsuko Sunada, Seishi Asari, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Kazuaki Tanaka
We describe an 82-year-old male farmer who had diabetes mellitus with no history of ocular trauma by soil or plants and who developed a corneal infection due to a fungus. The organism was identified as Roussoella solani based on both the morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis using LSU and ITS nrDNA sequences. The sexual stage of R. solani is described and illustrated for the first time. The patient was treated successfully with a combination of topical and systemic voriconazole and micafungin...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377868/a-case-of-breakthrough-candida-parapsilosis-fungemia-during-micafungin-therapy-for-a-candida-glabrata-bloodstream-infection
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Yuta Norimatsu, Daiichi Morii, Asako Kogure, Taeko Hamanaka, Yoshihiro Kuwano, Takayuki Yokozawa, Toshimi Oda
We describe a case of breakthrough Candida parapsilosis fungemia in an 80-year-old woman with pyoderma gangrenosum and rheumatoid arthritis. C. parapsilosis was detected in blood culture while the patient was treated with micafungin for a Candida glabrata bloodstream infection. The breakthrough infection was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B.
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364558/changing-epidemiology-of-candidaemia-in-australia
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Belinda Chapman, Monica Slavin, Debbie Marriott, Catriona Halliday, Sarah Kidd, Ian Arthur, Narin Bak, Christopher H Heath, Karina Kennedy, C Orla Morrissey, Tania C Sorrell, Sebastian van Hal, Caitlin Keighley, Emma Goeman, Neil Underwood, Krispin Hajkowicz, Ann Hofmeyr, Michael Leung, Nenad Macesic, Jeannie Botes, Christopher Blyth, Louise Cooley, C Robert George, Pankaja Kalukottege, Alison Kesson, Brendan McMullan, Robert Baird, Jennifer Robson, Tony M Korman, Stella Pendle, Kerry Weeks, Eunice Liu, Elaine Cheong, Sharon Chen
Objectives: Knowledge of contemporary epidemiology of candidaemia is essential. We aimed to identify changes since 2004 in incidence, species epidemiology and antifungal susceptibilities of Candida spp. causing candidaemia in Australia. Methods: These data were collected from nationwide active laboratory-based surveillance for candidaemia over 1 year (within 2014-2015). Isolate identification was by MALDI-TOF MS supplemented by DNA sequencing. Antifungal susceptibility testing was performed using Sensititre YeastOne™...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356416/in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-the-yeast-and-mould-phases-of-the-dimorphic-fungal-pathogen-emergomyces-africanus-formerly-emmonsia-species-from-hiv-infected-south-african-patients
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Tsidiso G Maphanga, Erika Britz, Thokozile G Zulu, Ruth S Mpembe, Serisha D Naicker, Ilan S Schwartz, Nelesh P Govender
Introduction: Disseminated emmonsiosis is an important AIDS-related mycosis in South Africa caused by Emergomyces africanus, a newly-described and -renamed dimorphic fungal pathogen. In vitro antifungal susceptibility data can guide management.Materials and Methods: Identification of invasive clinical isolates was confirmed phenotypically and by sequencing the internal transcribed spacer region. Yeast and mould-phase MICs for fluconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, posaconazole, caspofungin, anidulafungin, micafungin and flucytosine were determined using custom-made frozen broth microdilution (BMD) panels, as per Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recommendations...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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