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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089099/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-a-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Gu-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Chun-Yi Lu, Chung-Ming Chen, Meng-Yao Lu, Ping-Ing Lee, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Yung-Li Yang, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies, especially those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), recurrent acute leukemia, high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of IFIs in pediatric AML patients in a medical center in Taiwan. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart reviews...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027285/acute-rhinosinusitis-in-immunosuppressed-children-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
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Amit Ritter, Salvador Fischer, Eitan Yaniv, Tuvia Hadar, Ethan Soudry, Daniel Shai, Dror Gilony, Gideon Bachar
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapy places pediatric patients at risk of developing life-threatening sinonasal infections. Diagnosis and treatment is challenging owing to nonspecific signs and symptoms. The aim of the study was to present our department's experience with the surgical management of acute rhinosinusitis in immunosuppressed children. METHODS: The records of all children with a hematologic or oncologic disease who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for acute rhinosinusitis from January 2005 to May 2014 were reviewed...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943503/invasive-fungal-infection-after-heart-transplantation-a-seven-year-single-center-experience
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Ignacio A Echenique, Michael P Angarone, Robert A Gordon, Jonathan Rich, Allen S Anderson, Edwin C McGee, Travis O Abicht, Joseph Kang, Valentina Stosor
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are an infrequent but major complication of heart-transplantation (HT). We sought to describe the epidemiology at our institution. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 159 HT recipients was performed from June 2005 to December 2012. IFIs were defined by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group criteria. RESULTS: By univariate analysis, Hispanic ethnicity/race was associated with IFI (P=0...
December 10, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927037/clinical-hepatotoxicity-associated-with-antifungal-agents
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Ioannis Kyriakidis, Athanasios Tragiannidis, Silke Munchen, Andreas H Groll
Invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients with bone marrow failure syndromes, hematological malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), those admitted in intensive care units (ICUs) and those with prolonged febrile neutropenia. IFDs occur in a setting of multiple morbidities and are associated with case fatality rates between 30 and 70%. Along with the development of classes and compounds, the last two decades have seen substantial improvements in the prevention and management of these infections and an overall increased use of antifungal agents...
December 16, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915301/assessing-the-risk-of-false-positive-serum-galactomannan-among-patients-receiving-piperacillin-tazobactam-for-febrile-neutropenia
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Hayati Demiraslan, M Altay Atalay, Esma Eren, Koray Demir, Leylagul Kaynar, A Nedret Koc, Mehmet Doganay
Galactomannan (GM) assay is commonly used as an early diagnostic tool for invasive fungal infection (IFI) in high-risk hematology patients. False positivity is frequently observed in GM with the use of piperacillin/tazobactam. The usage of generic drugs over the original brand has a significant cost advantage. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of GM test among patients receiving original and generic piperacillin/tazobactam formulations. The study included 85 adult patients; 62.4% were male with hematological malignancy currently receiving piperacillin/tazobactam...
December 2, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904061/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mucormycosis-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
#6
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/27875707/mucormycosis-causing-ludwig-angina-a-unique-presentation
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Ryan P McSpadden, James R Martin, Swati Mehrotra, Eric Thorpe
Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection with a yearly incidence of 1.7 cases per million in the United States. It usually occurs in patients with metabolic abnormalities or who are immunocompromised with prolonged neutropenia. However, it can also occur in patients without any underlying disease process. The treatment of choice is surgical debridement of necrotic tissue and systemic antifungal therapy, including amphotericin B. A dilemma for the surgeon when faced with head and neck mucormycosis is the morbidity of surgical debridement from both a functional and cosmetic standpoint...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849440/use-of-cidofovir-for-cytomegalovirus-disease-refractory-to-ganciclovir-in-solid-organ-recipients
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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/27832748/invasive-mucormycosis-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study-in-european-and-non-european-countries-based-on-two-registries
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Danila Seidel, Anna Skiada, Andreas H Groll, Georgios Petrikkos, Oliver A Cornely, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis has emerged as a rare but frequently fatal invasive fungal disease. Current knowledge on paediatric mucormycosis is based on case reports and small series reported over several decades. Contemporary data on a large cohort of patients is lacking. METHODS: Two large international registries (Zygomyco.net and FungiScope™) were searched for mucormycosis cases in ≤19 year-old patients. Cases enrolled between 2005 and 2014 were extracted, and dual entries in the two databases merged...
November 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811055/m-csf-improves-protection-against-bacterial-and-fungal-infections-after-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cell-transplantation
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Prashanth K Kandalla, Sandrine Sarrazin, Kaaweh Molawi, Carole Berruyer, David Redelberger, Anne Favel, Christophe Bordi, Sophie de Bentzmann, Michael H Sieweke
Myeloablative treatment preceding hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and progenitor cell (HS/PC) transplantation results in severe myeloid cytopenia and susceptibility to infections in the lag period before hematopoietic recovery. We have previously shown that macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1; M-CSF) directly instructed myeloid commitment in HSCs. In this study, we tested whether this effect had therapeutic benefit in improving protection against pathogens after HS/PC transplantation. M-CSF treatment resulted in an increased production of mature myeloid donor cells and an increased survival of recipient mice infected with lethal doses of clinically relevant opportunistic pathogens, namely the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus M-CSF treatment during engraftment or after infection efficiently protected from these pathogens as early as 3 days after transplantation and was effective as a single dose...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800196/chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-complicated-by-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-in-child-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Olga Zając-Spychała, Bogna Ukielska, Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna, Benigna Konatkowska, Jacek Wachowiak
Hepatosplenic candidiasis also known as chronic disseminated candidiasis is a rare manifestation of invasive fungal infection typically observed in patients with acute leukemia in prolonged, deep neutropenia. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is an inflammatory disorder triggered by rapid resolution of neutropenia. Diagnosis and treatment of IRIS are still challenging due to a variety of clinical symptoms, lack of certain diagnostic criteria, and no standards of treatment. The diagnosis of IRIS is even more difficult in patients with hematological malignancies complicated by "probable" invasive fungal infection, when fungal pathogen is still uncertain...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729140/invasive-fungal-sinusitis-in-the-pediatric-population-systematic-review-with-quantitative-synthesis-of-the-literature
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Aaron Smith, Vikrum Thimmappa, Brandon Shepherd, Meredith Ray, Anthony Sheyn, Jerome Thompson
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal sinusitis (IFS) represents an often fatal condition within the pediatric population. In an effort to characterize demographics, treatment modalities, and prognostic factors, we performed a systematic review. METHODS: We systematically reviewed EMBASE, Medline, TRIPdatabase, SCOPUS and the Cochrane database for invasive fungal nasal and sinus infections limited to individuals <18 years of age. Case series including 3 or more patients were included...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704258/radial-ultrasound-assisted-transbronchial-biopsy-a-new-diagnostic-approach-for-non-resolving-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-neutropenic-hemato-oncological-patients
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Maurizio Bernasconi, Alessio Casutt, Angela Koutsokera, Igor Letovanec, Frédéric Tissot, Laurent P Nicod, Alban Lovis
The role of radial-endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) assisted transbronchial biopsy (TBB) for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions is well established. However, no study has addressed its safety and value in hemato-oncological patients presenting with non-resolving infiltrates during persistent febrile neutropenia. To assess safety and feasibility of R-EBUS assisted TBB in severe thrombocytopenic and neutropenic patients. Over a period of 18 months, eight patients were assessed with R-EBUS assisted TBB after adequate platelet transfusion...
October 4, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704020/serum-amyloid-p-component-and-systemic-fungal-infection-does-it-protect-the-host-or-is-it-a-trojan-horse
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Stephen A Klotz, Richard E Sobonya, Peter N Lipke, Melissa C Garcia-Sherman
It is a striking observation that tissue of patients invaded by the deep mycoses often lacks evidence of an inflammatory response. This lack of host response is often attributed to neutropenia secondary to chemotherapy. However, systematic studies do not support this simplistic explanation. However, invasive fungal lesions are characterized by abundant fungal functional amyloid, which in turn is bound by serum amyloid P component (SAP). We postulate that SAP is important in the local immune response in invasive fungal infections...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703016/posaconazole-plasma-concentrations-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-antifungal-prophylaxis-during-neutropenia
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Michaela Döring, Karin Melanie Cabanillas Stanchi, Hartwig Klinker, Melinda Eikemeier, Judith Feucht, Franziska Blaeschke, Carl-Philipp Schwarze, Martin Ebinger, Tobias Feuchtinger, Rupert Handgretinger, Werner J Heinz
Invasive fungal infections are one of the major complications in pediatric patients during prolonged neutropenia after chemotherapy. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of the triazole posaconazole in these patients is missing. This multicenter survey analyzed trough concentrations of 33 pediatric patients with a median age of 8 years during 108 neutropenic episodes who received prophylactic posaconazole oral suspension. A total of 172 posaconazole trough levels were determined to median 438 ng/ml (range 111-2011 ng/ml; mean 468 ± 244 ng/ml)...
October 4, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699447/antibiotic-prophylaxis-with-teicoplanin-on-alternate-days-reduces-rate-of-viridans-sepsis-and-febrile-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Heidrun Boztug, Nora Mühlegger, Ulrike Pötschger, Andishe Attarbaschi, Christina Peters, Georg Mann, Michael Dworzak
Intensive chemotherapy directed against acute myeloid leukemia of childhood is followed by profound neutropenia and high risk for bacterial and fungal infections, including viridans group streptococci as a common cause for gram-positive septicemia. Few retrospective studies have shown the efficacy of various antibiotic prophylactic regimens in children. We retrospectively studied 50 pediatric patients treated on the AML-BFM 2004 protocol between 2005 and 2015 at St. Anna Children's Hospital and assessed the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis on the frequency of febrile neutropenia and bacterial sepsis...
January 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698695/rare-case-of-disseminated-fusariosis-in-a-young-patient-with-graft-vs-host-disease-following-an-allogeneic-transplant
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Alina Tanase, Anca Colita, Gabriel Ianosi, Daniela Neagoe, Daciana Elena Branisteanu, Daniela Calina, Anca Oana Docea, Aristidis Tsatsakis, Simona Laura Ianosi
Fusarium infection is a severe fungal infection caused by fungi of the genus Fusarium. It most commonly occurs in immunocompromised patients with malignant hematological comorbidities or secondary to hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The classical route of contamination is through inhalation but infection may also occur through contiguity with a skin lesion. This report describes the case of a 24-year-old woman who developed graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD) at 220 days after receiving an allogeneic stem cell transplant from a sibling donor for Hodgkin disease...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696283/a-multicenter-phase-2-study-of-empirical-low-dose-liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-patients-with-refractory-febrile-neutropenia
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Kotaro Miyao, Masashi Sawa, Mio Kurata, Ritsuro Suzuki, Reona Sakemura, Toshiyasu Sakai, Tomonori Kato, Satomi Sahashi, Natsuko Tsushita, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Motohiro Tsuzuki, Akio Kohno, Tatsuya Adachi, Keisuke Watanabe, Kaneyuki Ohbayashi, Yuichiro Inagaki, Yoshiko Atsuta, Nobuhiko Emi
Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a major life-threatening problem encountered by patients with hematological malignancies receiving intensive chemotherapy. Empirical antifungal agents are therefore important. Despite the availability of antifungal agents for such situations, the optimal agents and administration methods remain unclear. We conducted a prospective phase 2 study of empirical 1 mg/kg/day liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) in 80 patients receiving intensive chemotherapy for hematological malignancies...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682882/risk-stratification-for-invasive-fungal-infections-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-seifem-recommendations
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Livio Pagano, Alessandro Busca, Anna Candoni, Chiara Cattaneo, Simone Cesaro, Rosa Fanci, Gianpaolo Nadali, Leonardo Potenza, Domenico Russo, Mario Tumbarello, Annamaria Nosari, Franco Aversa
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Patients with hematological malignancies undergoing conventional chemotherapy, autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are considered at high risk, and Aspergillus spp. represents the most frequently isolated micro-organisms. In the last years, attention has also been focused on other rare molds (e.g., Zygomycetes, Fusarium spp.) responsible for devastating clinical manifestations...
September 17, 2016: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642861/chest-ct-scans-are-frequently-abnormal-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Janaki Vallipuram, Sidika Dhalla, Chaim M Bell, Linda Dresser, Heekyung Han, Shahid Husain, Mark D Minden, Narinder S Paul, Miranda So, Marilyn Steinberg, Mayuran Vallipuram, Gary Wong, Andrew M Morris
Chest computed tomography (CT) findings of nodules, ground glass opacities, and consolidations are often interpreted as representing invasive fungal infection in individuals with febrile neutropenia. We assessed whether these CT findings were present in asymptomatic individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at low risk of invasive fungal disease. A retrospective study of consecutive asymptomatic adult patients with newly diagnosed AML over a 2-year period was performed at a tertiary care oncology center...
September 19, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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