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fungal sepsis diagnosis and treatment

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Gennaro De Pascale, Mario Tumbarello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to give an update on the available diagnostic approaches and currently adopted therapeutic management of severe fungal diseases in the ICU setting. RECENT FINDINGS: In order to reduce the clinical impact of life-threatening Candida infections, prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are strictly required. Preemptive strategies, mainly based on serological markers [i.e., (1-3)-β-D-glucan assay] are progressively replacing prophylactic and empirical approaches, limiting inadequate antifungal use...
October 2015: Current Opinion in Critical Care
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