Fungal Infection

Recent News

Feb 19, 2019
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

Feb 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 05, 2019

Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway
Jan 31, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 31, 2019

Decline in UK antibiotics
Superbug bloodstream infections in Greece
Antibiotics and malaria prevention
Promising antifungal candidate
Jan 23, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 23, 2019

Benefit of C diff prevention
Prescribing drop in England
Candida auris increase
Oct 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 29, 2018

Decline in pediatric Staph, MRSA
Candida auris uptick
Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

Sep 27, 2018

News Scan for Sep 27, 2018

Multidrug-resistant fungus
Final cereal Salmonella count
Congo yellow fever vaccine steps
Sep 13, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 13, 2018

Candida auris in New York
Resistance and rising temps
European One Health AMR plan
India bans combo drugs
Sep 11, 2018

News Scan for Sep 11, 2018

Second UK monkeypox case
Egg-linked Salmonella outbreak
Fungal disease costs
Cholera vaccine in Haiti
Aug 03, 2018

News Scan for Aug 03, 2018

More McDonald's Cyclospora cases
Lassa vaccine licensing deal
BU lab begins Ebola work
Recurrent vulvovaginal Candida

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adams E, Quinn M, Tsay S, et al. Candida auris in healthcare facilities, New York, USA, 2013-2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 12

Autmizguine J, Tan S, Cohen-Wolkowiez M, et al. Antifungal susceptibility and clinical outcome in neonatal candidiasis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Sep;37(9):923-9

Awad L, Tamim H, Abdallah D, et al. Correlation between antifungal consumption and the distribution of Candida species in different hospital departments of a Lebanese medical centre. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Nov 20;18:589

Baker AW, Maziarz EK, Arnold CJ, et al. Invasive fungal infection after lung transplantation: epidemiology in the setting of antifungal prophylaxis Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 25)

Beere KD, Farnon EC, Jain S, et al. Multidrug-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus carrying mutations linked to environmental fungicide exposure—three states, 2010–2017. MMWR 2018 Sep 28;67(38):1064-7

Benedict K, Jackson BR, Chiller T, et al. Estimation of direct healthcare costs of fungal diseases in the United States. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 10)

Berard A, Sheehy O, Zhao JP, et al. Associations between low- and high-dose oral fluconazole and pregnancy outcomes: 3 nested case-control studies. CMAJ 2019 Feb 19;191(7):179-87

Buil JB, Snelders E, Denardi LB, et al. Trends in azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus, the Netherlands, 1994-2016. (Research letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 4)

Chow NA, Gade L, Tsay SV, et al. Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey. Lancet 2018 (published online Oct 4)

Denning DW, Kneale M, Sobel JD, et al. Global burden of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Aug 2)

Engel TGP, Erren E, Vanden Driessche KSJ, et al. Aerosol transmission of Aspergillus fumigatus in cystic fibrosis patients in the Netherlands. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 4)

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

Eyre DW, Sheppard AE, Madder H, et al. A Candida auris outbreak and its control in an intensive care setting. N Engl J Med 2018 Oct 4;379(14);1322-31

Furuno JP, Tallman GB, Noble BN, et al. Clinical outcomes of the oral suspension versus delayed-release tablet formulations of posaconazole for prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 (published online Jul 16)

Glampedakis E, Coste AT, Aruanno M, et al. Efficacy of antifungal monotherapies and combinations against Aspergillus calidoustus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 (published online Oct 15)

Govender NP, Magobo RE, Mpembe R, et al. Candida auris in South Africa, 2012-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Nov;24(11)

Guest JM, Singh PK, Revankar SG, et al. Isavuconazole for treatment of experimental fungal endophthalmitis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 (published online Sep 10)

Hou X, Lee A, Jimenez-Ortigosa C, et al. Rapid detection of ERG11-associated azole resistance and FKS-associated echinocandin resistance in Candida auris. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2018 (published online Nov 5)

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

Lee RA, Zurko J, Camins BC, et al. Impact of infectious disease consultation on clinical management and mortality in patients with candidemia. Clin Infect Dis (published online Oct 3)

Lee WJ, Hsu JF, Lai MY, et al. Factors and outcomes associated with candidemia caused by non-albicans Candida spp versus Candida albicans in children. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Aug 9)

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

Naderi J, Giles C, Saboohi S, et al. Surface coatings with covalently attached anidulafungin and micafungin prevent Candida albicans biofilm formation. J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 (published online Oct 29)

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