Fungal Infection

Recent News

Apr 30, 2018

News Scan for Apr 30, 2018

Universal flu vaccine funds
Pneumococcal vaccine failure
Saudi MERS deaths
Hospital-acquired malaria
Aspergillosis burden
Apr 24, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2018

Candida auris risk in Europe
Changing resistance gene
Apr 23, 2018
Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

Apr 20, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 20, 2018

More super-resistant gonorrhea
Penicillin 'allergy' and prescribing
Candida auris in Colombia
Mar 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 29, 2018

Candida auris in Europe
Experimental C diff drug
Dec 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 18, 2017

Candida auris cases rise
Reduced antibiotics in fast-food beef
MDRO readmission
Dec 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 07, 2017

Improper therapy for Enterobacteriaceae
Candida auris case study
Treatment for Candida infections
Nov 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 21, 2017

Rise in Candida auris cases
Stewardship via telemedicine
Sep 25, 2017

News Scan for Sep 25, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Measles outbreak response
Sports infections in kids
Sep 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 21, 2017

MDR malaria spread
Pediatric antimicrobial stewardship
New US Candida auris cases

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Al Salmi I, Metry AM, Al Ismaili F, et al. Transplant tourism and invasive fungal infection. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 8)

Benedict K, Richardson M, Vallabhaneni S, et al. Emerging issues, challenges, and changing epidemiology of fungal disease outbreaks. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Clancy CJ, Pappas PG, Vazquez J, et al. Detecting Infections Rapidly and Easily for Candidemia Trial, part 2 (DIRECT2): a prospective, multicenter study of the T2Candida panel. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 9)

Cole DC, Govender NP, Chakrabarti A, et al. Improvement of fungal disease identification and management: combined health systems and public health approaches. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Escandon P, Caceres DH, Espinosa-Bode A, et al. Surveillance for Candida auris — Colombia, September 2016-May 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Apr 20;67(15):459-60

Gomez CA, Budvytiene I, Zemek AJ, et al. Performance of targeted fungal sequencing for culture-independent diagnosis of invasive fungal disease. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 17)

Gonzalez-Lara MF, Torres-Gonzalez P, Cornejo-Juarez P, et al. Impact of inappropriate antifungal therapy according to current susceptibility breakpoints on Candida bloodstream infection mortality, a retrospective analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 6;17:753

Jones TM, Drew RH, Wilson DT, et al. Impact of automatic infectious diseases consultation on the management of fungemia at a large academic medical center. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2017 Dec;74(23):1997-2003

Khan Z, Ahmad S, Al-Sweih N, et al. Increasing prevalence, molecular characterization and antifungal drug susceptibility of serial Candida auris isolates in Kuwait. PLoS One 2018 Apr 9;13(4):e0195743

Kohlenberg A, Struelens MJ, Monnet DL, et al. Candida auris: epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European Economic Area countries, 2013 to 2017. Euro Surveill 2018 Mar 29;23(13):pii=18-00136

Lesho EP, Bronstein MZ, McGann P, et al. Importation, mitigation, and genomic epidemiology of Candida auris at a large teaching hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 (published online Dec 6)

Lin KY, Chen PY, Chuang YC, et al. Effectiveness of echinocandins versus fluconazole for treatment of persistent candidemia: a time-dependent analysis. J Infect 2018 (published online Jun 19)

Marins TA, Marra AR, Edmond MB, et al. Evaluation of Candida bloodstream infection and antifungal utilization in a tertiary care hospital. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Apr 18;18:187

Mayer FL, Kronstad JW. Disarming fungal pathogens: Bacillus safensis inhibits virulence factor production and biofilm formation by Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans. mBio 2017 Oct 2;8(5):e01537-17

Molloy SF, Kanyama C, Heyderman RS, et al. Antifungal combinations for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Africa. N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 15;378(11):1004-17

Negri CE, Johnson A, McEntee L, et al. Pharmacodynamics of the novel antifungal agent F901318 for acute sinopulmonary aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus flavus. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 12)

Parra-Giraldo CM, Valderrama SL, Cortes-Fraile G, et al. First report of sporadic cases of Candida auris in Colombia. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 5)

Pediatr Infect Dis J. State of the art diagnosis of pediatric invasive fungal disease: recommendations from the Joint European Organization for the Treatment of Caner/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) Pediatric Committee. (Supplement) J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2017 Sep;6

Perlin DS, Rautemaa-Richardson R, Alastruey-Izquierdo A. The global problem of antifungal resistance: prevalence, mechanisms, and management. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 31)

Rhodes J, Abdolrasouli A, Farrer RA, et al. Rapid genome sequencing for outbreak analysis of the emerging human fungal pathogen Candida auris. bioRxiv 2017 Oct 13

Schwartz IS, Sanche S, Wiederhold NP, et al. Emergomyces canadensis, a dimorphic fungus causing fatal systemic human disease in North America. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 1)

Ullmann AJ, Aguado JM, Arikan-Akdagli S, et al. Diagnosis and management of Aspergillus diseases: executive summary of the 2017 ESCMID-ECMM-ERS guideline. Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 (published online Mar 12)

Vallabhaneni S, Sapiano M, Weiner LM, et al. Antifungal susceptibility testing practices at acute care hospitals enrolled in the National Healthcare Safety Network, United States, 2011-2015. Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 16)

Walker TA, Lockhart SR, Beekmann SE, et al. Recognition of azole-resistant aspergillosis by physicians specializing in infectious diseases, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 19)

Westerling G, Davis M, Khoun D. Do donated linens put patients at risk for fungal infections during hospitalization? A pediatric case investigation and subsequently implemented process changes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Nov 22)

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