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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330883/comparative-evaluation-of-sensititre-yeastone%C3%A2-and-clsi-m38-a2-reference-method-for-antifungal-susceptibility-testing-of-aspergillus-spp-against-echinocandins
#1
Maria Siopi, Spyros Pournaras, Joseph Meletiadis
Sensititre YeastOne® (YO) panels were assessed for in vitro susceptibility testing of echinocandins against 39 isolates of A. fumigatus, A. flavus and A. terreus, including two echinocandin-resistant A. fumigatus, using different inocula (10(3), 10(4) and 10(5) cfu/mL), incubation times (16-48h) and endpoints (first blue or purple) and compared with CLSI M38-A2. The best agreement was found with inoculum of 10(4) cfu/mL, incubation time of 20h for A. flavus and 30h for A. fumigatus and A. terreus and reading the first purple well...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321957/activity-of-exogenous-tyrosol-in-combination-with-caspofungin-and-micafungin-against-candida-parapsilosis-sessile-cells
#2
Renátó Kovács, Zoltán Tóth, Fruzsina Nagy, Lajos Daróczi, Aliz Bozó, László Majoros
AIMS: Fungal quorum sensing molecules may have an inhibitory effect as adjuvant against Candida biofilms. Therefore, in vitro activity of caspofungin and micafungin was evaluated against Candida parapsilosis biofilms in the presence of tyrosol. METHODS AND RESULTS: Interactions were assessed using fractional inhibitory concentration index (FICI) determination, metabolic activity-based time-kill experiments, and scanning electron microscopy. Tyrosol caused 1- to 16-fold and 2- to 32-fold decrease in median caspofungin and micafungin MICs, respectively...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321042/evaluation-of-a-novel-method-for-measurement-of-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-in-fission-yeast
#3
Fumihiko Ogata, Ryosuke Satoh, Ayako Kita, Reiko Sugiura, Naohito Kawasaki
The distribution of metal and metalloid species in each of the cell compartments is termed as "metallome". It is important to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the beneficial or toxic effects exerted by a given metal or metalloid on human health. Therefore, we developed a method to measure intracellular metal ion concentration (particularly, intracellular calcium ion) in fission yeast. We evaluated the effects of nitric acid (HNO3), zymolyase, and westase treatment on cytolysis in fission yeast. Moreover, we evaluated the changes in the intracellular calcium ion concentration in fission yeast in response to treatment with/without micafungin...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250363/resistance-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-to-micafungin-is-increased-by-exogenous-%C3%AE-glucan
#4
Takashi Toyoshima, Ken-Ichi Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamanaka, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Naohito Ohno
Aspergillus species are ubiquitous in the environment and Aspergillus fumigatus can cause life-threatening infections in immunocompromised patients. β-1,3-/1,6-glucan is a major fungal cell wall polysaccharide that has various biological effects on the infected host, but little is known about the influence of β-glucan on the fungus itself. In a previous study, we demonstrated that the cell wall β-glucan content could be increased in Aspergillus spp. by addition of β-glucan to the culture medium. In this study, we investigated the influence of β-glucan on the susceptibility of A...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219330/empiric-treatment-against-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-febrile-neutropenic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#5
Ken Chen, Qi Wang, Roy A Pleasants, Long Ge, Wei Liu, Kangning Peng, Suodi Zhai
BACKGROUND: The most optimal antifungal agent for empiric treatment of invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) in febrile neutropenia is controversial. Our objective was evaluate the relative efficacy of antifungals for all-cause mortality, fungal infection-related mortality and treatment response in this population. METHODS: Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Two reviewers performed the quality assessment and extracted data independently...
February 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213808/genotyping-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-dipodascus-capitatus-isolated-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-of-a-sicilian-hospital
#6
Teresa Fasciana, Mario Giuffrè, Cinzia Calà, Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Giuseppe Aquilina, Giuseppa Pinello, Giuseppina Capra, Dario Lipari, Giovanni Corsello, Anna Giammanco
In August 2015, Dipodascus capitatus was isolated from two patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Nosocomial acquisition of the fungus was suspected and epidemiological studies were undertaken. The patients were simultaneously hospitalized, and the comparison of the two isolates by two independent molecular typing methods have confirmed clonal dissemination of a single strain of D. capitatus. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was useful for identifying the appropriated antifungal therapy in micafungin...
February 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211475/biofilm-formation-of-the-black-yeast-like-fungus-exophiala-dermatitidis-and-its-susceptibility-to-antiinfective-agents
#7
Lisa Kirchhoff, Maike Olsowski, Katrin Zilmans, Silke Dittmer, Gerhard Haase, Ludwig Sedlacek, Eike Steinmann, Jan Buer, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann
Various fungi have the ability to colonize surfaces and to form biofilms. Fungal biofilm-associated infections are frequently refractory to targeted treatment because of resistance to antifungal drugs. One fungus that frequently colonises the respiratory tract of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is the opportunistic black yeast-like fungus Exophiala dermatitidis. We investigated the biofilm-forming ability of E. dermatitidis and its susceptibility to various antiinfective agents and natural compounds. We tested 58 E...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188094/catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-caused-by-kodamaea-ohmeri-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Yoshiaki Kanno, Yoshitaka Wakabayashi, Mahoko Ikeda, Keita Tatsuno, Yoshiki Misawa, Tomoaki Sato, Shintaro Yanagimoto, Shu Okugawa, Kyoji Moriya, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi
Kodamaea ohmeri is a rare yeast pathogen that has recently emerged as an important cause of fungemia in immunocompromised patients. However, appropriate therapy for this infection remains unclear. We report a case of catheter-related blood stream infection caused by K. ohmeri in a 58-year-old patient who improved after removal of the central venous catheter and administration of micafungin. Considering the antibiotic susceptibility of this pathogen and reviewing literature, echinocandins may be the first choice for an empiric therapy for this pathogen...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180946/new-developments-and-directions-in-the-clinical-application-of-the-echinocandins
#9
REVIEW
C C Chang, M A Slavin, S C-A Chen
The echinocandins-caspofungin, anidulafungin and micafungin-are semi-synthetic cyclic hexapeptide antimicrobial agents with modified N-linked acyl lipid side chains which anchor the compounds to the phospholipid bilayer of the fungal cell membrane, thereby inhibiting synthesis of fungal cell wall glucan. Over the last 10 years, echinocandins have become the first-line antifungal treatment of candidaemia and other forms of invasive candidiasis (IC). Echinocandins are generally well tolerated, but their use is limited by their requirement for daily intravenous dosing, lack of oral formulation and limited spectrum...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150341/invasive-infections-due-to-saprochaete-and-geotrichum-species-report-of-23-cases-from-the-fungiscope-registry
#10
Luisa Durán Graeff, Danila Seidel, Maria J G T Vehreschild, Axel Hamprecht, Anupma Kindo, Zdenek Racil, Judit Demeter, Sybren De Hoog, Ute Aurbach, Maren Ziegler, Hilmar Wisplinghoff, Oliver A Cornely
Saprochaete and Geotrichum spp. are rare emerging fungi causing invasive fungal diseases in immunosuppressed patients and scarce evidence is available for treatment decisions. Among 505 cases of rare IFD from the FungiScope(™) registry, we identified 23 cases of invasive infections caused by these fungi reported from 10 countries over a 12-year period. All cases were adults and previous chemotherapy with associated neutropenia was the most common co-morbidity. Fungaemia was confirmed in 14 (61%) cases and deep organ involvement included lungs, liver, spleen, central nervous system and kidneys...
April 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144840/population-pharmacokinetic-model-and-pharmacokinetic-target-attainment-of-micafungin-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#11
Lisa C Martial, Rob Ter Heine, Jeroen A Schouten, Nicole G Hunfeld, Henk J van Leeuwen, Paul E Verweij, Dylan W de Lange, Peter Pickkers, Roger J Brüggemann
OBJECTIVE: To study the pharmacokinetics of micafungin in intensive care patients and assess pharmacokinetic (PK) target attainment for various dosing strategies. METHODS: Micafungin PK data from 20 intensive care unit patients were available. A population-PK model was developed. Various dosing regimens were simulated: licensed regimens (I) 100 mg daily; (II) 100 mg daily with 200 mg from day 5; and adapted regimens 200 mg on day 1 followed by (III) 100 mg daily; (IV) 150 mg daily; and (V) 200 mg daily...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115352/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-breakthrough-candidemia-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-in-a-japanese-hospital
#12
Muneyoshi Kimura, Hideki Araoka, Hisashi Yamamoto, Yuki Asano-Mori, Shigeki Nakamura, Satoshi Yamagoe, Hideaki Ohno, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Masahiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Yuasa, Daisuke Kaji, Kosei Kageyama, Aya Nishida, Kazuya Ishiwata, Shinsuke Takagi, Go Yamamoto, Naoyuki Uchida, Koji Izutsu, Atsushi Wake, Shuichi Taniguchi, Akiko Yoneyama
The available data focused on breakthrough candidemia (BC) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) recipients were rare. BC has been defined as candidemia that develops on being administered antifungal agents (AAs). Medical and microbiological records of the recipients who had received allo-HSCT between December 2008 and December 2014 were reviewed. Out of 768 allo-HSCT cases, 26 developed BC. Among the 26 causative strains, 22 strains were stored and identified by sequencing. The following species were isolated: C...
January 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099778/pseudozyma-and-other-non-candida-opportunistic-yeast-bloodstream-infections-in-a-large-stem-cell-transplant-center
#13
Anupam Pande, Lemuel R Non, Rizwan Romee, Carlos A Q Santos
INTRODUCTION: Non-Candida opportunistic yeasts are emerging causes of bloodstream infection (BSI) in immunocompromised hosts. However, their clinical presentation, management, and outcomes in stem cell transplant (SCT) recipients are not well described. CASE REPORT AND REVIEW: We report the first case to our knowledge of Pseudozyma BSI in a SCT recipient. He had evidence of cutaneous involvement, which has not been previously described in the literature. He became infected while neutropenic and receiving empiric micafungin, which is notable because Pseudozyma is reported to be resistant to echinocandins...
January 18, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072553/decreased-killing-activity-of-micafungin-against-candida-guilliermondii-candida-lusitaniae-and-candida-kefyr-in-the-presence-of-human-serum
#14
Qasem Saleh, Renátó Kovács, Gábor Kardos, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Tamás Kardos, Aliz Bozó, László Majoros
Currently, echinocandins are first-line drugs for treatment of invasive candidiasis. However, data on how serum influences killing activity of echinocandins against uncommon Candida species are limited. Therefore, the killing activity of micafungin in RPMI-1640 and in 50% serum was compared against Candida guilliermondii, Candida lusitaniae, and Candida kefyr. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranges in RPMI-1640 were 0.5-1, 0.12-0.25, and 0.06-0.12 mg/L, respectively. In 50% serum, MICs increased 32- to 256-fold...
January 10, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053212/multilocus-phylogeny-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-aspergillus-section-circumdati-from-clinical-samples-and-description-of-a-pseudosclerotiorum-sp-nov
#15
J P Z Siqueira, D A Sutton, J Gené, D García, N Wiederhold, S W Peterson, J Guarro
A multilocus phylogenetic study was carried out to assess species identity of a set of 34 clinical isolates from Aspergillus section Circumdati from the United States and to determine their in vitro antifungal susceptibility against eight antifungal drugs. The genetic markers used were the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, and fragments of the beta-tubulin (BenA), calmodulin (CaM), and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2) genes. The drugs tested were amphotericin B, itraconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole, anidulafungin, caspofungin, micafungin, and terbinafine...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052853/activity-of-a-long-acting-echinocandin-cd101-and-seven-comparator-antifungal-agents-tested-against-a-global-collection-of-contemporary-invasive-fungal-isolates-in-the-sentry-2014-antifungal-surveillance-program
#16
Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
The activity of CD101 and comparator antifungal agents against 606 invasive fungal isolates collected worldwide during 2014 was evaluated using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) method. All Candida albicans (n = 251), Candida tropicalis (n = 51), Candida krusei (n = 16), and Candida dubliniensis (n = 11) isolates were inhibited by ≤0.12 μg/ml of CD101 and were susceptible or showed wild-type susceptibility to the other echinocandins tested. Five C. glabrata isolates (n = 100) displayed CD101 MIC values of 1 to 4 μg/ml, had elevated MICs of caspofungin (2 to >8 μg/ml), anidulafungin (2 to 4 μg/ml), and micafungin (2 to 4 μg/ml), and carried mutations on fks1 and fks2Candida parapsilosis (n = 92) and Candida orthopsilosis (n = 10) displayed higher CD101 MIC values (ranges, 0...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039272/micafungin-alters-the-amino-acid-nucleic-acid-and-central-carbon-metabolism-of-candida-albicans-at-subinhibitory-concentrations-novel-insights-into-mechanisms-of-action
#17
Aspasia Katragkou, Michael Williams, Sandi Sternberg, Dennis Pantazatos, Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J Walsh
BACKGROUND: Echinocandins are an important class of antifungal agents in the treatment of invasive candidiasis. However, little is known about the metabolomic effects of echinocandins on Candida We therefore performed LC-high-resolution MS (LC-HRMS)-based metabolomics profiling of the response of Candida albicans cells to increasing concentrations of micafungin to determine the metabolic response of Candida to micafungin subinhibitory injury. METHODS: Isolates of C...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007722/physical-compatibility-of-isavuconazonium-sulfate-with-select-i-v-drugs-during-simulated-y-site-administration
#18
Wonhee So, Liz Kim, Abrar K Thabit, David P Nicolau, Joseph L Kuti
PURPOSE: The physical compatibility of isavuconazonium sulfate with 95 i.v. drugs during simulated Y-site administration was studied. METHODS: Isavuconazonium sulfate for injection and all other drugs were reconstituted according to the manufacturer's recommendation and further diluted with 0.9% sodium chloride injection or 5% dextrose injection to a final concentration (1.5 mg/mL for isavuconazonium sulfate and standard concentrations used clinically for other drugs)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002285/ochroconis-gallopava-endophthalmitis-successfully-treated-with-intravitreal-voriconazole-and-amphotericin-b
#19
Esther L Kim, Sachi R Patel, Meena S George, Hossein Ameri
PURPOSE: Ochroconis gallopava is a darkly pigmented septated fungus that rarely infects humans, almost universally immunocompromised individuals. Only one previous case has been reported of O. gallopava endophthalmitis, in which the patient progressed to a visual acuity of no light perception. The authors currently describe the first successfully treated case of O. gallopava endophthalmitis. METHODS: A 65-year-old Hispanic woman on chronic immunosuppression after a right lung transplant was admitted to the hospital for O...
December 20, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942462/successful-treatment-of-candida-tropicalis-osteomyelitis-with-micafungin-in-a-leukemia-patient
#20
Liya Ma, Hongyan Tong, Lingxiang Ruan, Zhiheng Ling, Yanling Ren, Xinping Zhou
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