Fungal Infection

Recent News

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
Aug 22, 2017

News Scan for Aug 22, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Candida auris uptick
Tainted sprouts
Aug 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 18, 2017

Antifungal susceptibility testing
Bacteriophage therapy
Expanded AMR monitoring
Aug 17, 2017

Antifungal development gets new attention

With resistance emerging to a limited set of treatment options, new drugs for invasive fungal infections are desperately needed.

Aug 15, 2017
Candida albicans

Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

About a quarter of the 200 colonized patients had clinical illness, including 27 with bloodstream infections.

Jul 20, 2017
Scientist at microscope

CDC keeping a watchful eye on Candida auris

If illness from the fungus becomes more common, "We are dealing with the potential for a highly resistant bug to really take off."

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)

Baldesi O, Bailly S, Ruckly S, et al. ICU-acquired candidaemia in France: epidemiology and temporal trends, 2004-2013 — a study from the REA-RAISIN network. J Infect 2017 (published online Mar 30)

Barchiesi F, Orsetti E, Mazzanti S, et al. Candidemia in the elderly: what does it change? PLoS One 2017 May 11;12(5):e0176576

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)

Chen K, Wang Q, Pleasants RA, et al. Empiric treatment against invasive fungal diseases in febrile neutropenic patients: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Feb 20;17:159

Chowdhary A, Sharma C, Meis JF. Candida auris: a rapidly emerging cause of hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant fungal infections globally. PLoS Pathog 2017 May 18;13(45):e1006290

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)

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

Kang SJ, Kim SE, Kim UJ, et al. Clinical characteristics and risk factors for mortality in adult patients with persistent candidemia. J Infection 2017 (published online Jun 3)

Larkin E, Hager C, Chandra J, et al. The emerging Candida auris: characterization of growth phenotype, virulence factors, antifungal activity, and effect of SCY-08, a novel glucan synthesis inhibitor, on growth morphology and biofilm formation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 (published online Feb 21)

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)

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

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

Tsay S, Welsh RM, Adams EH, et al. Ongoing transmission of Candida auris in health care facilities — United States, June 2016-May 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 May 19;66(19):514-5

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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