Fungal Infection

Recent News

May 06, 2020

News Scan for May 06, 2020

Pediatric Candida auris infections
Burundi measles outbreak
Apr 07, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2020

Nursing home antibiotic time-outs
Antifungal stewardship in hospitals
Feb 28, 2020

News Scan for Feb 28, 2020

No new DRC Ebola cases
US candidemia burden
Feb 12, 2020

News Scan for Feb 12, 2020

Ebola emergency extended
More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Candida auris disinfectants
Cutting antibiotic manufacture residue
Jan 29, 2020
Closeup of skin

Experiments illustrate how Candida auris colonizes skin

Candida auris formed biofilms that were 10 times as dense as those formed by C albicans.

Jan 16, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 16, 2020

Antifungal stewardship
AMR in low-resource nations
Jan 09, 2020
Elderly patient in hospital

Three cases of worrisome pan-resistant C auris found in New York

The authors say the finding is concerning and emphasize the role of repeat susceptibility tests.

Nov 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 14, 2019

Hospital stewardship toolkit
Candida auris in NY hospitals
Antibiotic prescribing drop in Finland
Nov 13, 2019
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter

CDC spotlights 'deadly threat' of antibiotic resistance

Resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths a year in the United States, a new report says.

Nov 04, 2019
Injection drug use

Study notes increasing candidemia in injection drug users

The proportion of candidemia in patients with injection drug use more than doubled.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Al Shakirchi M, Klingspor L, Bergman P, et al. A 16-year retrospective study on fungal prevalence and diversity in patients with cystic fibrosis–Candida dubliniensis was associated with a decline in lung function. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online May 22)

Arensman K, Miller JL, Chiang A, et al. Clinical outcomes of patients treated for Candida auris infections in a multisite health system, Illinois, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 May;26(5)

Benedict K, Thompson GR, Jackson BR. Cannabis use and fungal infections in a commercially insured population, United States, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jun;26(6)

Berrio I, Caceres DH, Coronell W, et al. Bloodstream infections with Candida auris among children in Colombia: clinical characteristics and outcomes of 34 cases. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc 2020 (published online May 6)

Bienvenu AL, Pradat P, Guerin C, et al. Evaluation of first-line therapies for the treatment of candidemia in ICU patients: a propensity score analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 23)

Cardozo C, Cuervo G, Salavert M, et al. An evidence-based bundle improves the quality of care and outcomes of patients with candidaemia. J Antimicrob Chemother 2019 (published online Dec 9)

Chen M, Chen C, Yang Q, et al. Candida meningitis in neurosurgical patients: a single-institute study of 9 cases over 7 years. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online May 22)

Chen Y, Dong F, Zhao J, et al. High azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from strawberry fields, China, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 4)

Chow NA, de Groot T, Badali H, et al. Potential fifth clade of Candida auris, Iran, 2018. (Research letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jul 16)

Chowdhary A, Stielow JB, Upadhaya G, et al. Candida blankii: an emerging yeast in an outbreak of fungemia in neonates in Delhi, India. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online Jan 9)

 

Civantos DVP, Marcos MR, Perea JRA, et al. Pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin in critically ill patients with candida peritonitis. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jul 19)

Donnelly JP, Chen SC, Kauffman CA, et al. Revision and update of the consensus definitions of invasive fungal disease from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 5)

Ferreras-Antolin L, Sharland M, Warris A. Management of invasive fungal disease in neonates and children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 Jun;38(6S):S2-6

Fitzpatrick MA, Albarillo F, Santarossa M, et al. Variability in antifungal stewardship strategies among Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Apr 7)

Ganesan A, Shaikh F, Bradley W, et al. Classification of trauma-associated invasive fungal infections to support wound treatment decisions. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 20)

Garcia-Jeldes F, Mitchell R, Bharat A, et al. Preparedness for Candida auris in Canadian nosocomial infection surveillance program (CNISP) hospitals. 2018. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jan 13)

Ghaddar N, Anastasiadis E, Halimeh R, et al. Prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Candida albicans causing vaginal discharge among pregnant women in Lebanon. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jan 13;20:32

Glampedakis EG, Cassaing S, Fekkar A, et al. Invasive aspergillosis due to Aspergillus section Usti: a multicenter retrospective study. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 10)

Godeau C, Reboux G, Scherer E, et al. Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in the hospital: surveillance from flower beds to corridors. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Nov 19)

Hamprecht A, Barber AE, Mellinghoff SC, et al. Candida auris in Germany and previous exposure to foreign healthcare. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Sep;25(9)

Hartnett KP, Jackson KA, Felsen C, et al. Bacterial and fungal infections in persons who inject drugs — western New York, 2017. MMWR 2019 Jul 5;68(26):583-6

Horton MV, Johnson CJ, Kernien JF, et al. Candida auris forms high-burden biofilms in skin niche conditions and on porcine skin. mSphere 2020 (published online Jan 22)

 

Huang D, Qi M, Hu Y, et al. The impact of Candida spp airway colonization on clinical outcomes in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Dec 6)

Kordalewska M, Lee A, Zhao Y, et al. Detection of Candida auris antifungal drug resistance markers directly from clinical skin swabs. Antimicrob Agents Chermother 2019 (published online Oct 7)

Kumar JA, Cadnum JL, Jencson AL, et al. Are reduced concentrations of chlorine-based disinfectants effective against Candida auris? Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Oct 8)

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