Fungal Infection

Recent News

Jun 20, 2022

News Scan for Jun 20, 2022

Kawasaki disease drop during COVID-19
Fungal deaths during pandemic
Feb 22, 2022

News Scan for Feb 22, 2022

Candida auris in Italy
Too many dental antibiotics
Global infection prevention and control
UK Lassa cluster details
Jan 14, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 14, 2022

Fosfomycin for UTIs
Candida auris resistance
Dec 07, 2021

News Scan for Dec 07, 2021

Unneeded tests for fungal disease
CDC on H5N6 avian flu risk
Fish Salmonella outbreak
French lab worker CJD death
Oct 01, 2021

News Scan for Oct 01, 2021

WHO essential antimicrobials
Multistate Salmonella outbreak
More Madagascar plague cases
Polio in 2 countries
Sep 24, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 24, 2021

CRP testing in Dutch nursing homes
Acid suppressants and MDR bacteria
Black fungus drugs in India
Jul 27, 2021
Candida auris

CDC reports two outbreaks of pan-resistant Candida auris

Unlike previous outbreaks, the fungus appeared to have pan-resistance prior to patient treatment.

Jun 22, 2021

News Scan for Jun 22, 2021

Antifungal stewardship in Turkey
H3N2v flu in Canada
H9N2 avian flu cases in China
Jun 07, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Jun 07, 2021

Teen mental health amid pandemic
Cancer and COVID-19 deaths
Black fungus and COVID
Jun 04, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 04, 2021

Antibiotic use in US COVID patients
Inappropriate candidemia treatment

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Alberti A, Corbella S, Tashcnieri S, et al. Fungal species in endodontic infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS One 2021 (published online Jul 22)

Almatrafi MA, Aquino VM, Slone T, et al. Community airborne mold spore counts and invasive fungal disease risk among pediatric hematological malignancy and stem cell transplant patients. Open Forum Infect Dis 2021 (published online Sep 25)

Borman AM, Fountain H, Guy R, et al. Increased mortality in COVID-19 patients with fungal co- and secondary infections admitted to intensive care or high dependency units in NHS hospitals in England. J Infect 2022 (published online Jan 4)

Brennan-Krohn T, Friar L, Ditelberg S, et al. Evaluation of the synergistic activity of antibacterial and antifungal drugs against Candida auris using an inkjet printer-assisted method. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2021 (published online Jul 12)

Gangneux JP, Dannaoui E, Fekkar A, et al. Fungal infections in mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19 during the first wave: the French multicentre MYCOVID study. Lancet Respir Med 2021 (published online Nov 26)

Gold JAW, Ahmad FB, Cisewski JA, et al. Increased deaths from fungal infections during the COVID-19 pandemic—National Vital Statistics System, United States, January 2020–December 2021. Clin Infect Dis 2022 (published online Jun 19)

Gold JAW, Revis A, Thomas S, et al. Clinical characteristics, healthcare utilization, and outcomes among patients in a pilot surveillance system for invasive mold disease—Georgia, United States, 2017–2019. Open Forum Infect Dis 2022 (published online Apr 21)

Hanson BM, Dinh AQ, Tran TT, et al. Candida auris invasive infections during a COVID-19 case surge. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2021 (published online Aug 2)

Im Y, Jhun BW, Kang ES, et al. Impact of treatment duration on recurrence of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. J Infect 2021 (published online Jul 27)

Jones M, Micallef C, Tyler N, et al. The impact of an antifungal stewardship team on voriconazole therapeutic drug monitoring in a UK tertiary hospital. J Infect 2021 (published online Jul 27)

Lyman M, Forsberg K, Reuben J, et al. Transmission of pan-resistant and echinocandin-resistant Candida auris in health care facilities―Texas and the District of Columbia, January–April 2021. MMWR (Notes from the field) 2021 Jul 23;70(29):1022-3

Rannikko J, Holmberg V, Karppelin M, et al. Fungemia and other fungal infections associated with use of Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic supplements. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Aug;27(8)

Prattes J, Wauters J, Giacobbe DR, et al. Risk factors and outcome of pulmonary aspergillosis in critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients–a multinational observational study by the European Confederation of Medical Mycology. Clin Microbiol Infect 2021 (published online Aug 25)

Seagle EE, Jackson BR, Lockhart SR, et al. The landscape of candidemia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Jun 18)

Zhang Z, Cao U, Li Y, et al. Risk factors and biofilm formation analyses of hospital-acquired infection of Candida pelliculosa in a neonatal intensive care unit. BMC Med 2021 Jun 29;21:1247

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