Fungal Infection

Recent News

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
Jul 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 25, 2018

Antibiotic resistance in leeches
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 on hospital surfaces
Jul 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 19, 2018

Swiss VRE outbreak
CRE screening
Drug-resistant yeast
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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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